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Less Is More for Reef-building Corals


August 29, 2012

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Researchers at the University of Hawaii made a discovery that challenges a major theory in the field of coral reef ecology. The general assumption has been that the more flexible corals are, regarding which species of single-celled algae they host in coral tissues, the greater ability corals will have to survive environmental stress. However, scientists documented that the more flexible corals are, the more sensitive to environmental disturbances they are. Full Story

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University of Hawaii--SOEST

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