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Journeys to Conservation

Journeys to Conservation

By: Emma Thomson Now, it’s easy enough to go online and read about the new interns, learn how they found their way to Coral Restoration Foundation and be done with it, but that just seemed a little too impersonal. A couple lines to encompass an entire life couldn’t...

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Immune Response in Acropora Corals to Damage

Immune Response in Acropora Corals to Damage

By: Hannah Kish Did you know that corals can have an immune response to damage and disease? This is especially important when trying to understand how corals can recover in a degrading reef environment. Coral recovery from things as common as physical abrasions are...

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Triggers for Coral Spawning

Triggers for Coral Spawning

By: Sam Gilchrist Once a year during August, many hard corals such as staghorn and elkhorn, under-go a natural phenomenon releasing their gametes into the water column known as coral spawning. During this process different genotypes from multiple coral colonies are...

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Genetic Diversity: What it means for coral restoration

Genetic Diversity: What it means for coral restoration

By: Julia Saper Caribbean and Atlantic corals, such as Staghorn (Acropora cervicornis) and Elkhorn (Acropora palmata) corals, have experienced a rapid decline over the past four decades due to a series of compounding stressors. Restoration of these endangered species...

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