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Connect the Dots

Connect the Dots

Polyps of the star coral, montrastrea cavernosa, with a green algae at its center, used as a source of food.…

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REMUS and the Coral Reefs

WHOI biologists and physical oceanographers joined forces in May to study the effect of ocean currents on fish larvae spawned…

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Bigger than a Breadbox?

Bigger than a Breadbox?

Research Specialist Anne Cohen sizes up a Pavona coral on Johnston Atoll for its potential to provide a climate record.(Photo by Phil…

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Coral Gardens in the Dark Depths

Coral Gardens in the Dark Depths

The words “coral reefs” conjure up images of a tropical paradise: shallow, warm, aquamarine waters, bright sunlight, white coral sand, and colorful, darting fish. But corals also live deep in the sea, in regions where the sun doesn’t penetrate and water temperatures remain just above freezing.

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