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Hundreds of New Corals Found on Familiar Australian Reefs

Article: Hundreds of New Corals Found on Familiar Australian Reefs

TOWNSVILLE, Australia, September 19, 2008 (ENS) – Teams of marine researchers exploring Australian reefs long known to divers have been surprised and delighted to find hundreds of new kinds of soft corals and other animal species never before described by scientists. The researchers say multiple threats to coral biodiversity make the scientific inventory of life…

Once Rare, Coastal Dead Zones Are Multiplying Worldwide

Article: Once Rare, Coastal Dead Zones Are Multiplying Worldwide

GLOUCESTER POINT, Virginia, August 15, 2008 (ENS) – Around 1910, when scientists began studying the marine areas of low oxygen known as dead zones, there were only four of them worldwide. Now, there are 405 dead zones in the world’s coastal waters, covering a total area of 95,000 square miles, according to the latest research…