Latest Zooxanthella Stories
Recent experiments conducted at the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) produced striking results, showing for the first time that corals hosting a single type of “zooxanthellae” can have different levels of thermal tolerance – a feature that was only known previously for corals with a mix of zooxanthellae.
A team of researchers from the Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) have developed an interactive global map of corals and zooxanthellae as part of a hybrid web application titled GeoSymbio.
Coral reefs are among the most diverse ecosystems on the planet, second only to tropical rain forests.
The world's corals not only display stunning beauty and diversity â€“ they also have rhythm, man.
When most people envision coral, they typically think of shallow-water reef-building corals found along beaches and tropical nearshore habitats.
Scientists say that a species of coral in the Red Sea could stop growing by 2070 if current warming trends continue.
Penn State researchers and their international collaborators have discovered a diversity of corals harboring unusual species of symbiotic algae in the warm waters of the Andaman Sea in the northeastern Indian Ocean.
With technology similar to that used by physicians to perform magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, researchers are studying the metabolic activity of a pathogen shown to cause coral bleaching, a serious threat to undersea reef ecosystems worldwide.
A U.S.-led scientific team has found a rare photosynthetic alga might be able to save certain colonies of coral from the damaging effects of global warming. The team, led by Pennsylvania State University Assistant Professor Todd LaJeunesse, evaluated corals -- and the photosynthetic algae that live inside their cells -- before, during and after a period in 2005 when global warming caused Caribbean Ocean sea-surface temperatures to rise. Symbiodinium trenchi is normally a rare species of...
Scientists take advantage of 'experiment of nature' to discover new insights into coral bleaching.
- A volcanic mudflow.