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A plethora of polyps

A plethora of polyps

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

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Partially bleached

Partially bleached

Many corals and other marine animals contain dinoflagellate symbionts that provide nutrition to the host from photosynthesis. These symbionts can…

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Ring around the ear bone

Ring around the ear bone

As a schoolmaster snapper grows, its ear bones, or otoliths, form sequential rings, much like a tree trunk, corresponding to…

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Not in Nantucket any more

Not in Nantucket any more

Nantucket? “If I had realized this photo might appear as Image of the Day,” said researcher Jim Churchill, here waving…

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Letters to the Editor

=We welcome letters from our readers to discuss material published in Oceanus magazine and will publish a selection of letters online and in forthcoming printed issues of Oceanus.

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Into the blue

Into the blue

During a 2006 pilot project to study the effect of ocean currents on fish larvae spawned on coral reefs in…

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