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Coral Bleaching

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Designer corals shine a bright light on the future of coral reefs

Our climate is warming rapidly and this poses the greatest threat to coral reefs. Climate change not only causes a gradual increase in average water temperatures, but also an increased frequency, intensity and duration of summer heat waves. Over the last five years, three heat... click to read more

  • Madeleine JH van Oppen | Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow and Professor at School of BioSciences, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia; Australian Institute of Marine Science, PMB #3, Townsville, QLD 4810, Australia
  • Patrick Buerger | Postdoctoral Fellow at School of BioSciences, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia; CSIRO Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform, Land & Water, Black Mountain, ACT 2601, Australia
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jan 27, 2021
Corals display bright colours to fight bleaching

A seemingly endless sea of ghostly white corals more and more often replaces a once-thriving reef. The image of mass coral bleaching is a striking portrait of how climate change is threatening marine ecosystems' survival and the millions of people they support. Coral bleaching occurs... click to read more

  • Elena Bollati | Research Fellow at Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117558, Singapore
  • Cecilia D’Angelo | Lecturer at Coral Reef Laboratory, University of Southampton, Waterfront Campus, European Way, Southampton SO14 3ZH, UK
  • Jörg Wiedenmann | Professor at Coral Reef Laboratory, University of Southampton, Waterfront Campus, European Way, Southampton SO14 3ZH, UK
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Reading time 4 min
published on Dec 3, 2020