What makes a jellyfish?

Translucent jellyfish, colorful corals and waving sea anemones have very different bodies but all fall on the same big branch in the animal family tree. Jellyfish actually start out anchored to the sea floor, just like corals ...

Scientists search for coral's new home

Coral reefs have long faced problems like overfishing, global warming and pollution—but they're also threatened by how slow they regenerate.

Researchers develop novel microscope to study the underwater world

A new microscopic imaging system is revealing a never-before-seen view of the underwater world. Researchers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego have designed and built a diver-operated ...

Promiscuity may help some corals survive bleaching events

Researchers have shown for the first time that some corals surviving bleaching events can acquire and host new types of algae from their environment, which may make the coral more heat-tolerant and enhance their recovery.

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