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Helping Corals Survive a Changing Climate

April 22, 2013

Coral reef fisheries expert Dr. Tim McClanahan highlights the resilience of coral reefs and the conservation efforts that will help them adapt to changing conditions.

Prehistoric Croc Named for WCS Reptile Expert

May 23, 2012

Researchers who discovered a prehistoric crocodile fossil have named the species Crocodylus thorbjarnarsoni, in honor of the late WCS conservationist Dr. John Thorbjarnarson. The enormous horned croc was a relative of the Nile crocodile that lives today.

WCS Wins Grand Prize for Fisheries Project

January 10, 2012

A WCS marine project to reduce bycatch in Kenya and Curacao through a low-cost, low-tech fish trap design takes the top honor in a contest sponsored by Rare, in partnership with National Geographic.

Fishing Communities Put the Heat on Climate Change Talks

December 8, 2011

As global leaders convene in Durban, South Africa to tackle climate change, WCS coral reef fisheries expert Dr. Tim McClanahan and his colleague Dr. Joshua Cinner urge action on behalf of the world’s fishing communities dependent upon the increasingly threatened bounty of warming tropical seas.

A Map for Reef Relief

August 12, 2011

WCS marine scientists provide a color code for coral conservation by mapping out the stress loads of the world's reefs.

A Toxic Warning in Black and White

August 3, 2011

Scientists discover the first mammal, an African rat, to use a poisonous plant to defend itself from predators.

Modern Fish Live Fast and Die Young

June 24, 2011

An archaeological study by a WCS marine researcher in Kenya compares fish communities from modern times with those from the Middle Ages. The scientist finds that the modern fish are overwhelmingly smaller, lower on the food chain, and shorter-lived.

For Dolphins, Chemistry Is in the Water

March 25, 2011

‘Invisible’ barriers within the western Indian Ocean are keeping populations of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins from intermingling. New research advises conservation plans to take environmental conditions such as currents into consideration.

A Stress Test for Corals on Edge

March 22, 2011

WCS has developed a stress test to map out which coral reefs will have the best chance of surviving through the climate change era.

Coral Reefs and a Scourge of Sea Urchins

January 11, 2011

A long-term WCS study off the Kenyan coast finds overfishing in coral ecosystems can stunt the growth of reefs.

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