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Image of the Day
Image of the Day: Coral Reef
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 4, 2018
Ocean acidification can alter coral reef communities by decreasing calcification, encouraging the growth of green algae, and increasing metabolic rates.
Great Barrier Reef Experienced Five Massive Die-Offs in 30,000 Years
Catherine Offord | May 28, 2018
The reef has bounced back from “death events” in the past, but that doesn’t mean it will be resilient over the next few decades.
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.
Researchers Cryopreserve Coral Sperm
Catherine Offord | Feb 1, 2018
A project aims to preserve samples of the climate change–vulnerable animals for future restoration.
Coral Sperm Banker
Staff | Jan 31, 2018
Mary Hagedorn is racing to save Earth’s coral reefs by developing techniques for freezing the colonial animals’ gametes.
Caught on Camera
Staff | Jan 1, 2018
Selected Images of the Day from the-scientist.com
Photos of the Year
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 24, 2017
From a plastic-munching coral to see-through frogs, here are
’s favorite images from 2017.
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: Plastic Feast
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Oct 30, 2017
New research suggests that plastic might just “taste good” to hard corals.
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.