Satellites and research aeroplanes could offer a better, broader view of coral health.
Forgive Bermudians for questioning the existence of a hurricane drought.
NASA's new COral Reef Airborne Laboratory, or CORAL, will kick off its data-gathering phase with an operational readiness test on Oahu, Hawaii, from June 6 to 16. Over the next year, CORAL will visit representative reefs from Hawaii to Australia to collect detailed measurements needed for a better fundamental understanding of these valuable ecosystems. Here are a few of the many things that make CORAL an exciting science investigation.