algae
Corals’ pH Sensor Identified
Corals’ pH Sensor Identified
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 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.
Image of the Day: Wrinkly, Crinkly Coral
Image of the Day: Wrinkly, Crinkly Coral
The Scientist Staff | Jul 24, 2017
True to its name, the corrugated coral's (Pavona varians) skeleton forms intricate patterns of alternating ridges and furrows.
Light Scattering Varies Among Corals
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
Image of the Day: City Slickers
The Scientist 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 
Image of the Day: Green Eggs 
The Scientist Staff | May 19, 2017
Spotted salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) embryos are tinted green by the oxygen-producing algae (Oophila amblystomatis) that grow inside.
A Coral to Outlast Climate Change
A Coral to Outlast Climate Change
Ashley P. Taylor | May 18, 2017
Stylophora pistillata, a reef coral in the Northern Red Sea, thrived in simulated global-warming conditions.
Image of the Day: Age-Old Algae
Image of the Day: Age-Old Algae
The Scientist 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
Polar Algae Survive More Than a Year in Space
Joshua A. Krisch | Feb 13, 2017
Two samples of Sphaerocystis 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
Image of the Day: Tiny Grazers
The Scientist Staff | Jan 5, 2017
Algae-grazing sea urchins the size of a ping-pong ball, such as Echinometra viridis, could help reduce algal overgrowth in degraded coral reefs. 
Classic Example of Symbiosis Revised
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.