With Neil deGrasse Tyson, visiting a simulated asteroid under the sea
By Alex PasternackPosted 08.23.2012 at 10:20 am 5 Comments
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The possibility that Earth will be hit by an asteroid in our lifetime isn't huge. But here's the thing: the threat is so potentially catastrophic that even a small chance of impact – and the utterly apocalyptic waves that could subsequently erase entire coastlines – makes an asteroid one of those things that someone should probably be thinking about.
This soft coral has branches of up to an inch long [shown here]. The animal, six inches tall and four inches wide, now lives in an aquarium at the Queensland Museum.
Last spring, scientists from the Queensland Museum in South Brisbane, Australia, discovered this new coral species hanging underneath a rocky ledge about 50 feet deep off the northern end of Australia's Lizard Island. They now hope to classify the coral, along with hundreds of other recently discovered marine invertebrates.
A team of international scientists discover that one-third of the world's coral-building reefs face extinction
By Jaya JiwatramPosted 07.17.2008 at 2:37 pm 0 Comments
Time and time again we hear news about the danger the world's coral reefs are in. Now, the first-ever comprehensive international assessment of their conservation status reveals that the fate of coral is worse even than scientists previously believed.