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Coral Reefs Hold Surprising Species Diversity
2013-12-14 04:35:27

A team of marine biologists, led by Penn State University, has made a surprising discovery that suggests that very similar looking coral species actually differ in how they survive in harsh environments.

Charles Darwin Was Right - Some Species Can't Make The Trip
2012-08-28 11:07:18

In 1880 Charles Darwin hypothesized that most species could not disperse across the Eastern Pacific Barrier (EPB). A new study, led by Iliana Baums at Penn State University, is the first comprehensive test of that hypothesis using coral.

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2009-02-24 13:48:14

The evolutionary tendency of corals to alter their skeletal structure makes it difficult to assign them to different species.

2007-07-03 09:17:10

By Lopez-Perez, R A Mora-Perez, M G; Leyte-Morales, G E Abstract: Over the past decades there has been an increasing awareness of community structure and dynamics in eastern Pacific coral reef systems, yet the processes producing these patterns are poorly known.


Word of the Day
plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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