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The White Stuff: Marine Lab Team Seeks to Understand Coral Bleaching


October 22, 2009

coral With technology similar to that used by physicians to perform magnetic resonance imaging scans, researchers from six institutions--including the National Institute of Standards and Technology--working at the Hollings Marine Laboratory in Charleston, S.C., are studying the metabolic activity of a pathogen shown to cause coral bleaching, a serious threat to undersea reef ecosystems worldwide. Full Story

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