Humanity is at a crossroad, and if the correct path is chosen, a prosperous and safe future is still possible. For that to happen, society needs to make decisions based on what evidence suggests are the most efficient solutions for mitigating the climate crisis we are facing.Having access to a wide range of worldwide scientific literature, which can support qualified debates on integrating local...
First steps to deep-sea coral restoration
January 17, 2023
When people think of coral reefs, they usually imagine warm, shallow tropical waters; not cold, dark deep ocean waters. But there are coral reefs living in the dark at the bottom of the ocean as well. They are hard to access and not as vibrant as their warm-water relatives, still they harbor almost as many species and serve as nursery grounds for many commercially important fish . These...
November 28, 2022
My name is Emma. I am pursuing a master in ecology and evolution, and was lucky enough to become a part of the RESTORESEAS project.
Colorful Coral Gardens that Flourish Entirely out of Our Sight
October 27, 2022
With the ability of building complex 3D habitats, corals as sessile animals harbor high levels of biodiversity, similar to plants on land. While iconic ecosystems like tropical coral reefs and seagrass meadows occur in light-flooded zones of the ocean, deep coral assemblages populate oceanic regions where light is scarce or even absent, and therefore remain entirely out of sight. Together with...
Fishers engagement in coral habitat restoration
October 19, 2022
The Centre of Marine Sciences in Faro (Portugal) is working with local stakeholders, especially fishing communities, to develop effective tools for the restoration of temperate coral habitats occurring from 30-200 m depth.