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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.

Hawaiian Coral Abundance And Distribution Modeled
2013-05-22 05:12:34

Researchers from the University of Hawaii say they have predicted the abundance and distribution of coral around the island state by using a computer model.

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.


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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