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image: Ocean Heat Wave Wreaked Havoc on Great Barrier Reef

Ocean Heat Wave Wreaked Havoc on Great Barrier Reef

By Ashley Yeager | April 18, 2018

Not only did many corals die in recent years, but some were actually killed by the hotter temperatures themselves, rather than bleaching.

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image: Image of the Day: Flock of Algae

Image of the Day: Flock of Algae

By The Scientist Staff | March 21, 2018

Volvox barberi actively organize themselves into large colonies that optimize space.

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image: A Newly Identified Photoenzyme Helps Algae Pump Out Fuel

A Newly Identified Photoenzyme Helps Algae Pump Out Fuel

By Katarina Zimmer | February 1, 2018

The finding could lead to a new way of producing “green” alternatives to fossil fuels.

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image: Corals’ pH Sensor Identified

Corals’ pH Sensor Identified

By Ashley P. Taylor | November 1, 2017

Soluble adenylyl cyclase measures and responds to pH changes in coral cells, but whether it can help the animals withstand ocean acidification is not yet known.

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image: Image of the Day: Wrinkly, Crinkly Coral

Image of the Day: Wrinkly, Crinkly Coral

By The Scientist Staff | July 24, 2017

True to its name, the corrugated coral's (Pavona varians) skeleton forms intricate patterns of alternating ridges and furrows.

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image: Light Scattering Varies Among Corals

Light Scattering Varies Among Corals

By Ashley P. Taylor | July 13, 2017

A new study reports which types of corals make the most of the sunlight they receive. 

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image: Image of the Day: City Slickers

Image of the Day: City Slickers

By The Scientist Staff | June 13, 2017

In recent years, New Yorkers have noted a drastic increase in the number of whale sightings within the city’s waterways.

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image: Image of the Day: Green Eggs 

Image of the Day: Green Eggs 

By The Scientist Staff | May 19, 2017

Spotted salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) embryos are tinted green by the oxygen-producing algae (Oophila amblystomatis) that grow inside.

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image: A Coral to Outlast Climate Change

A Coral to Outlast Climate Change

By Ashley P. Taylor | May 18, 2017

Stylophora pistillata, a reef coral in the Northern Red Sea, thrived in simulated global-warming conditions.

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image: Image of the Day: Age-Old Algae

Image of the Day: Age-Old Algae

By The Scientist Staff | March 15, 2017

This 1.6 billion-year-old fossil, which resembles red algae, is the oldest plant-like fossil ever found.

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