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Across the globe, corals are dying — Here’s why you should care

[Global] We need our oceans, and our oceans need corals. But it’s not going well for them. Last week, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration in the U.S. announced that Continue reading Across the globe, corals are dying — Here’s why you should care

Radiant reefs found deep in the Red Sea

[UK] Shallow-water corals in the Red Sea glow green, but marine scientists have discovered corals some 50–60 metres below the surface that take on dazzling hues of yellow, orange and red.

The study is the first to find such an array of fluorescent colours in deep-water corals, says Jörg Wiedenmann, a molecular biologist at the University of Southampton, UK, and suggests Continue reading Radiant reefs found deep in the Red Sea

New evidence indicates that microalgae in Caribbean came from the Pacific; could do long-term damage

University of Delaware’s Daniel “Tye” Pettay reports new evidence that Symbiodinium trenchii (S. trenchii), a stress-tolerant zooxanthellae alga found in coral communities across the Greater Caribbean, is actually an introduced species from the Indio-Pacific Ocean. Continue reading New evidence indicates that microalgae in Caribbean came from the Pacific; could do long-term damage