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Eukrhythmic: Leveraging the Metatranscriptomic Landscape to Reproducibly Detect and Describe Marine Protistan Communities Arianna Krinos, WHOI Comparing Estimates of Larval…

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Northern Star Coral Study Could Help Protect Tropical Corals

Worldwide, coral reefs are in crisis. Researchers at WHOI and Roger Williams University are finding that studying the recovery of this local New England species from a laboratory induced stressor could help better understand how to protect endangered tropical corals around the world.

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Why Are Scientists Studying Coral’s Smell?

Smithsonian Magazine

All living things release volatile chemicals, and many species have adopted specific volatiles as communicative signals. Scientists have long studied their function in terrestrial organisms.

Study reveals energy sources supporting coral reef predators

phys.org

The scientists believe that this offshore energy may be entering the food web through lower-level plankton feeding fish that the groupers are then feeding on. This is likely to be supported by inputs of nutrient-rich deep water, which are little understood.

More insights into the complexity of coral

COSMOS Magazine

“This is the first unambiguous detection and attribution of ocean acidification’s impact on coral growth,” says lead author Weifu Guo of WHOI.

Ocean acidification causing coral ‘osteoporosis’ on iconic reefs

Science Magazine

Scientists have long suspected that ocean acidification is affecting corals’ ability to build their skeletons, but it has been challenging to isolate its effect from that of simultaneous warming ocean temperatures, which also influence coral growth. New research from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) reveals the distinct impact that ocean acidification is having on coral growth on some of the world’s iconic reefs.