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Corals that build reefs have few defenses against rising ocean temperatures and other effects of global climate change.
Using a world-first scientific discovery, Australian researchers are developing a stress-test for coral, to measure how coral reefs are being impacted by pressures from climate change and human activity.
Coral specialist Dr. Bert W. Hoeksema recently published a description of a new coral species that lives on the ceilings of caves in Indo-Pacific coral reefs.
For nearly 260 years -- since Carl Linnaeus developed his system of naming plants and animals -- researchers classified species based on visual attributes like color, shape and size.
A general rule of Darwinian evolution is that diversity provides for a more robust population that is capable of withstanding a higher degree of stress than a more homogenous population.
It has been found that an unevenness of nutrients in reef waters can increase the bleaching vulnerability of reef corals according to Research from the University of Southampton and the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton.
Scientists have discovered two viruses that appear to infect the single-celled microalgae that reside in corals and are important for coral growth and health, and they say the viruses could play a role in the serious decline of coral ecosystems around the world.
New research has provided insight into the basic immune response and repair mechanisms of corals to disease and changing environmental conditions.
Global survey of corals using high sensitivity genetic analysis shows many species can host multiple symbionts.
A first-of-its kind study of extreme temperature shock reveals complexities of climate-induced threats.
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