Rushing to save coral reefs from global warming

Dr. Núria Viladrich of Spain was forced by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 to cancel a planned visit to the US Virgin Islands where she wanted access to the multi-colored corals populating the reefs around the islands.

Fire corals winning the battle for domination of Caribbean reefs

Every year for the past three decades, California State University, Northridge marine biologist Peter Edmunds has traveled to the Caribbean island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands to document the life history of fire ...

Independent stress response makes octocorals more robust

Coral reefs are among the most species-rich ecosystems on the planet. Octocorals, which include soft corals, gorgonians, and sea pens, are important members of these marine communities. They could even outcompete reef-building ...

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