Climate crisis drives Mediterranean coral populations to collapse

A new study led by teams of the Faculty of Biology, the Biodiversity Research Institute (IRBio) of the University of Barcelona, and the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC) of Barcelona has revealed that marine heatwaves ...

Secret life of sponges

Sponges are ancient marine animals, very common throughout the world's oceans and seem less affected by ocean warming and acidification.

Leaf oysters: The unsung heroes of estuaries are disappearing

Camouflaged by a layer of silty mud, most people probably wouldn't notice the large flat oysters lurking beneath shallow water in Australia's coastal estuaries. These are remarkable "leaf oysters," and they can form reefs, ...

First chromosome-scale genome assembly for holly reported

Ilex (Aquifoliaceae), the hollies, is one of the largest and most characteristic woody dioecious genera in tropical and subtropical southwest China. Many species throughout the range of the genus have been used as sources ...

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