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One of the latest Anne Cohen coral slices.

Slice of History

A slice through the center of a long-dead brain coral is a slicethrough human and ocean history. This 1,000-pound coral grew nearBermuda for 200 years. WHOI Research Associate Anne Cohen and fellowscientists are analyzing coral skeletons to decipher ocean temperaturesas recorded in the rock-like layers during its lifespan. (Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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