Anne Cohen and colleagues at the Bermuda Biological Station for Research discover a massive brain coral (Diploria spp.) that lived and died during the Little Ice Age, almost 500 years ago. Although sponges and octocorals now inhabit the surface of the ancient mound, the skeleton inside preserves a record of ocean climate during this period of near-global cooling. (photo: Ross Jones, BBSR)



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