coral bleaching
Report Confirms Widespread Great Barrier Reef Bleaching
Report Confirms Widespread Great Barrier Reef Bleaching
Jef Akst | Apr 11, 2017
Aerial survey results reveal severe coral bleaching across much of the massive reef system.
Corals Show Genetic Plasticity
Corals Show Genetic Plasticity
Joshua A. Krisch | Nov 7, 2016
Inshore corals thrive in a chaotic ecosystem thanks to dynamic gene-expression regulation, which may help the marine invertebrates better adapt to rising sea surface temperatures.
The Earth's Changing Seas
The Earth's Changing Seas
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jul 1, 2016
Marine pathogens flourish in oceans that are warmer and more acidic.
Changing Oceans Breed Disease
Changing Oceans Breed Disease
Christie Wilcox | Jul 1, 2016
In the planet’s warming and acidifying oceans, species from corals to lobsters and fish are succumbing to pathogenic infection.
Bleached Corals “Sickest” Scientists Have Ever Seen
Bleached Corals “Sickest” Scientists Have Ever Seen
Christie Wilcox | Jun 21, 2016
Researchers assess which parts of the Great Barrier Reef that have lost their vivid color are likely to die and which parts may pull through.
Identifying Resilient Reefs
Identifying Resilient Reefs
Jef Akst | Jun 16, 2016
Researchers identify areas where marine ecosystems are faring better or worse than predicted in hopes of saving the world’s corals.
Coral Currents
Coral Currents
The Scientist Staff | Jun 1, 2016
Researchers at MIT and the Weizmann Institute of Science discover the ultility of coral cilia in creating water currents that bring food and move molecules around the colonial organisms.
Saving Reefs One Polyp at a Time
Saving Reefs One Polyp at a Time
Catherine Offord | Jun 1, 2016
Researchers have discovered how to study coral organisms in unprecedented detail by mounting them in specially designed microscope slides.
Week in Review: June 9–13
Week in Review: June 9–13
Tracy Vence | Jun 13, 2014
Ancient apoptotic pathway connects humans to coral; lab-grown, light-sensing retinal tissue; tracking cancer with synthetic phospholipids; diving deep into the lung microbiome
Ancient Apoptosis
Ancient Apoptosis
Kate Yandell | Jun 9, 2014
Humans and coral share a cell-death pathway that has been conserved between them for more than half a billion years.