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Image of the Day
Image of the Day: Wrinkly, Crinkly Coral
Staff | Jul 24, 2017
True to its name, the corrugated coral's (
skeleton forms intricate patterns of alternating ridges and furrows.
Light Scattering Varies Among Corals
Ashley P. Taylor | Jul 13, 2017
A new study reports which types of corals make the most of the sunlight they receive.
Image of the Day: City Slickers
Staff | Jun 13, 2017
In recent years, New Yorkers have noted a drastic increase in the number of whale sightings within the city’s waterways.
Image of the Day: Green Eggs
Staff | May 19, 2017
Spotted salamander (
) embryos are tinted green by the oxygen-producing algae (
) that grow inside.
A Coral to Outlast Climate Change
Ashley P. Taylor | May 18, 2017
, a reef coral in the Northern Red Sea, thrived in simulated global-warming conditions.
Image of the Day: Age-Old Algae
Staff | Mar 14, 2017
This 1.6 billion-year-old fossil, which resembles red algae, is the oldest plant-like fossil ever found.
Polar Algae Survive More Than a Year in Space
Joshua A. Krisch | Feb 13, 2017
Two samples of
that spent 530 days growing on a panel outside of the International Space Station have returned to Earth largely unscathed.
Image of the Day: Tiny Grazers
Staff | Jan 5, 2017
Algae-grazing sea urchins the size of a ping-pong ball, such as
could help reduce algal overgrowth in degraded coral reefs.
Classic Example of Symbiosis Revised
Kerry Grens | Jul 25, 2016
The partnering of an alga and a fungus to make lichen may be only two-thirds of the equation.
Algal Toxin Hurts Sea Lion Memory
Kerry Grens | Dec 16, 2015
Results could explain why the marine mammals have been stranding on the West coast in record numbers.