Coral Reef

Science

Scientists Expected This Underwater Mountain Range to Be Barren. They Found Life Instead

Deep-sea mountain ranges were once ravaged by intensive fishing. After decades of federal protection, scientists returned to find life.
Madeleine Gregory
8.8.19
Great Barrier Reef

Nearly a third of the Great Barrier Reef's corals were killed by a heat wave

A new study finds that nearly a third of the Great Barrier Reef was killed by high temperatures in 2016.
Kathleen Caulderwood
4.19.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Tourists Have Officially Ruined the Beach from 'The Beach'

Environmental scientists have had to shut down the idyllic spot made unsustainably popular by Leonardo DiCaprio's 2000 film.
Adam Forrest
3.29.18
Premieres

[Premiere] Two Coral Reefs Form the Basis for Smooth Underwater Electronic Music

The sounds and movements of two coral reefs get digitized in the song and music video for Hydrah’s track, "Siren."
DJ Pangburn
6.16.17
eat your vegetables

I Farmed Seaweed in Belize to Learn Why It’s the Food of the Future

We should all be eating it.
Sarah Hewitt
4.15.17
Art

Split-Screen Coral Photos Free This Artist from Her Body

It's hard to tell where Nadia Huggins' body ends and the sea begins.
Beckett Mufson
10.12.16
Art

Art Mimics Life in a Dying Coral Reef Installation

An ocean advocate and artist Courtney Mattison depicts the end of the coral reef.
Francesca Capossela
6.20.16
Canada

One-Fifth of the Global Population Risks Malnutrition As Fish Stocks Decline

Scientists identified ‘bright spots’ where, against all odds, fish are thriving.
Kate Lunau
6.15.16
News

Coral Bleaching in the Great Barrier Reef Sure Looks a Lot Like Climate Change

Coral die offs have become all too common. As Dr. Tyrone Ridgway explained, "There's been bleaching in Hawaii this year, Caledonia, and now Australia."
Katherine Gillespie
3.22.16
video

Take a Ride Through the Great Barrier Reef on the Back of a Sea Turtle

Australia's World Wildlife Fund strapped a GoPro to a turtle’s back so that you don’t have to.
Adam Owen
7.6.15
Art

Meet the Artist Making Glass Coral Reefs

With the help of underwater macro photos, Emily Williams creates a fragile take on fragile ecosystems.
Beckett Mufson
5.21.15
Stuff

Vampires, Bitcoins, and Coral Cities

Vampires in Louisiana, colorful coral cities, bitcoin mines, and reversing female genital mutilation. This is the latest on VICE.
VICE Staff
2.7.15
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