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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
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.