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Certain algae help Kaneohe Bay corals weather warmer seas

  • COURTESY CHRIS WALL, UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII
                                Kaneohe Bay is dotted with Hawaiian rice coral, or Montipora capitata. Rice coral is considered an “ecological winner” because of its ability to survive, as documented in a study by lead author Chris Wall of UH Manoa’s Pacific Biosciences Research Center and others.

    COURTESY CHRIS WALL, UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII

    Kaneohe Bay is dotted with Hawaiian rice coral, or Montipora capitata. Rice coral is considered an “ecological winner” because of its ability to survive, as documented in a study by lead author Chris Wall of UH Manoa’s Pacific Biosciences Research Center and others.

A unique algae may be helping corals at Kaneohe Bay become more resilient to climate change, but the algae might also cause the corals to eat less, according to a study by University of Hawaii researchers. Read more

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