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Estimating the feeding habits of corals may offer new insights on resilient reefs

Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego and colleagues have found that corals living in more productive waters...

Florida Keys’ corals are growing but have become more porous

Researchers have long questioned what impact climate change has on the rate at which corals are growing and building reef habitats in the Florida...

What’s behind the retreating kelps and expanding corals?

Climate change and other external forces are causing rapid marine community shifts in Japan's coastal ecosystems. Better understanding of species distribution dynamics, as driven...

Previously overlooked ‘coral ticks’ weaken degraded reefs

A previously overlooked predator-- a thumbnail-sized snail--could be increasing the pressure on coral reefs already weakened by the effects of overfishing, rising ocean temperatures,...