About 30% of the coral reef off the coast of Tsushima island in Japan, which lies in the temperate zone, suffered bleaching, researchers say
'They are not going to destroy the corals,' says Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo, recalling the personal assurance given to her by representatives of Viacom International Media Networks and Coral World Park Undersea Resorts
The impact will accelerate unless global greenhouse gas emissions are cut, scientists say
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The Barrier Reef is already under pressure from farming run-off, development and the crown-of-thorns starfish
Tropical Cyclone Debbie, which barreled through the region this week, mostly struck the reef's southern parts, which have not been as seriously impacted by bleaching
The 4,200-ton Caledonian Sky smashes into the reefs at low tide around Kri, one of hundreds of small islands in Raja Ampat, after taking tourists on a bird-watching expedition
Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Panjaitan says it could take up to 100 years to restore the corals in Raja Ampat
Record-high temperatures in 2015 and 2016 drove an unprecedented bleaching episode
EXCLUSIVE: Photos sourced by Rappler show the damage at Crossover Reef, after cruise vessel Caledonian Sky rammed into the coral reefs
The Indonesian government vows to take action, and slams Captain Keith Michael Taylor who was steering the cruise at the time of destruction.
(UPDATED) The incident caused damage to Crossover Reef in Raja Ampat, Indonesia, which has been voted among the best diving spots in the world.
According to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, the back-to-back occurrence of widespread bleaching means there is insufficient time for corals to fully recover
An independent report says the 'unprecedented' bleaching and coral die-off in 2016 was 'a game changer'
Palawan authorities are cracking down on illegal fishing that destroys coral reefs and imperils the sustainability of the lucrative industry
The local government of Coron, a tourism town in northern Palawan, says it has yet to receive an application or official communication from the private developer of an underwater attraction
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(UPDATED) Amid a signature campaign by environmentalists in the Philippines, Coral World Park says its planned resort is land-based
(UPDATED) Scientists estimate the northern region, which teems with marine life, will take at least 10-15 years to regain lost corals, but are concerned that a fourth major bleaching event may occur before that
It is the third time in 18 years that the World Heritage-listed site, which teems with marine life, has experienced mass bleaching after previous events in 1998 and 2002
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Run-off from the cattle station carries sediment to the reef, damaging it further
The impact is expected to be particularly hard on reefs in US states and territories, the NOAA says
The Panamian-registered M/V Belle Rose, which ran aground on Monad Shoal off Malapascua Island, has damaged half kilometer of coral reefs
'Given the widespread depletion of coral reef fisheries globally, we were really excited to find these bright spots that were faring much better than we anticipated'
The M/V Belle Rose runs aground on Monad Shoal off Malapascua Island, famous for the presence of thresher sharks
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Overfishing to meet the demands of a fast-growing population and Chinese restaurants around the region is a key factor in the decline, says Gregorio dela Rosa, a marine biologist with Haribon
'Collectively, among the decades of experience studying the ocean that we have aboard the ship, no one has ever seen reefs like this,' says Margot Stiles of Oceana Philippines
6 legendary Filipino open-water swimmers compete at Reef Strokes in Nasugbu
(UPDATED) The assessment was made following months of aerial and underwater surveys after the worst bleaching in recorded history first became evident in March as sea temperatures warm
The study is yet to be peer-reviewed, but the center took the unusual step of releasing it early because the reef is in such a dire predicament
Researchers at James Cook University said only 7% of the huge reef had escaped the whitening triggered by warmer water temperatures
Aerial surveys of Australia's Great Barrier Reef have revealed the worst bleaching on record in the icon's pristine north
A harvested coral reef, endangered turtles, and chemicals used to kill fish are seized from the poachers
'The reef can recover but we must speed up the shift to clean, renewable energy,' says environmental group WWF
'But we are concerned about a growing incidence of minor to moderate bleaching at multiple locations along the reef as the peak of summer approaches'
The decline of shallow water corals, home to a quarter of the ocean's species and a lifeline for a billion people, has long been in evidence
Concepcion, a small town in Iloilo, uses a combination of different interventions to restore their coastal and marine ecosystems after it was damaged by Super Typhoon Yolanda
Reports on a new mass coral bleaching event could only emphasize the importance of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference or Conference of Parties (COP21), to be held from November 30 to December 11 in France
In The Hague, the Philippines also slams China's 'deliberate policy to physically expel' Filipinos from parts of the West Philippine Sea
Sentro ha Pagpauswag ha Panginabuhi (Center for Local Economy Development) provides a sustainable social enterprise model for seaweed farmers in Northern Samar
The recycling project of a women’s group is not only providing livelihood, it is also helping Tawi-tawi's green sea turtles thrive
The Mind Museum's exhibit ‘A Glass of The Sea' includes select footage from the CAS Verde Island Passage expedition
Nature lovers from all walks of life pool together to help create garbage-free seas and healthier oceans
Known as the largest reef-dwelling fish in the world, the stranded fish measured 7 feet and weighed 176 kilograms.
Meet spectacular sea slugs, sea urchins, and starfish that further affirm the Philippines' reputation as a hotspot for marine biodiversity
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Unmonitored snorkeling and water pollution in the popular tourist area have led to a considerable decline in coral cover, a Japanese-funded study shows