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Breaking up isn't hard to do: The secret lives of corals on dark and stormy nights

Forming a unique part of the animal kingdom, corals have built the only living entity visible from space: the Great Barrier Reef. Scientists have recently discovered a previously unknown reproductive strategy in corals, adding another dimension to our understanding of their complex life cycles.
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New Coral Reef Discovered In The Seychelles

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (5 years ago)

Researchers have discovered a previously unknown coral reef in the Seychelles. Diving revealed an extensive coral reef to the south of the island, at a depth which would not be visible to the occasional snorkeler, according to resea... Read Post

Living cold-water coral reef discovered off Greenland

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (3 months ago)

By sheer coincidence, Canadian researchers have discovered a reef of living cold-water corals in southern Greenland. The first-ever Greenlandic reef is located in southwest Greenland and was formed by cold-water corals with hard lim... Read Post

Gene secrets of the reef revealed

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (3 years ago)

Australian scientists today announced they have sequenced the genome of the staghorn coral Acropora millepora, a major component of the Great Barrier Reef and coral reefs worldwide. This is the first animal genome project to be carr... Read Post


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