Tag Archives: Corals

It might be the world’s biggest ocean, but the mighty Pacific is in peril

Shutterstock Jodie L. Rummer, James Cook University; Bridie JM Allan, University of Otago; Charitha Pattiaratchi, University of Western Australia; Ian A. Bouyoucos, James Cook University; Irfan Yulianto, IPB University, and Mirjam van der Mheen, University of Western Australia The Pacific Ocean is the deepest, largest ocean on Earth, covering about a third of the globe’s surface. An ocean that vast …

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KAUST Research: Corals pass on more than genes

KAUST Research: Corals pass on more than genes

Marine scientists at KAUST are studying the way corals respond to changing oceanic conditions. Findings show that corals can learn from their experiences, adapt, and then pass this information on to their offspring. These adaptations occur gradually over time. With ocean temperatures rising due to climate change, the scientists wondered: Could corals learn to adjust more quickly? By growing corals …

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