Keeping Things Colorful

Published October 10, 2022

When a coral reef turns stark white, it raises concerns. This phenomenon, known as coral bleaching, has occurred at a number of places on reefs around the world in the past few years. In most cases, the afflicted reefs eventually recover and the color is restored. The question is, why are some places more susceptible […]

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Toxic Tactics

Published February 24, 2019

How some Wakatobi reef dwellers deploy unconventional defenses To humans, a coral reef may seem like a vast expanse of calm and serenity. Yet for its myriad inhabitants, this aquatic environment can be an unforgiving realm where the rule is  “eat or be eaten.” For many reef dwellers, danger lurks at every turn, and there […]

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