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Image of the Day: Coral Firebreak
The Scientist Staff | May 17, 2018
Marine scientists slowed the spread of a disease that attacks coral by removing areas around diseased tissue.
Image of the Day: Call the Coral Doctor
Staff | Jun 22, 2017
Scientists surveyed coral colonies in Hawaii for disease after a mystery pathogen caused tissue from the common rice coral (
) to degenerate.
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
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.
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
Catherine Offord | Jun 1, 2016
Researchers have discovered how to study coral organisms in unprecedented detail by mounting them in specially designed microscope slides.
Some Like It Cold
Sabrina Richards | Aug 1, 2012
A hint of green leads researchers to an ocean phenomenon that could counteract the effect of climate change on some corals.
Roundup from Microbiology Meeting
Edyta Zielinska | Jun 21, 2012
Some of the interesting stories researchers were discussing at this year’s American Society of Microbiology meeting in San Francisco.