secrets of corals spawning

Teams of scientists dive beneath the waves to study one of the planet’s most prolific and mysterious rites of reproduction: corals spawning – a spectacular event occurring once a year after the full moon. “While scientists have learned a lot since discovering the rite decades ago, much remains unknown, especially about the exact mix of environmental factors that trigger the synchronized […]

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NASA to capture coral reef health

The new NASA campaign CORAL, short for COral Reef Airborne Laboratory, will work to assess the condition coral reef ecosystems. They will collect data on the size and quality of the reefs using airplanes and water instruments striving to capture the most detailed views ever of the planet’s corals.  The researchers will visit the Great Barrier Reef, other reefs in Australia, along with reefs in Florida, Hawaii, […]

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