This genetic diversity will also make the corals stronger to existing climatic conditions and the changes they will encounter in the future, much like in humans where the most genetically diverse offspring exhibits the strongest qualities.
The different orientations of the Seeding Units' surfaces and their integrated grooves create micro-habitats that likely reduce competition and predation affecting the young and very fragile corals compared to when larvae settle directly on the reef.
They are home to more than 140 species of hard and soft corals
DNA analysis was performed on corals
collected from reefs in the Arabian Gulf near Abu Dhabi and from sites in the slightly cooler Gulf of Oman around Fujairah and Muscat.
Mote says 90 percent of its nursery-grown staghorn coral
is surviving near Looe Key, though some of its nursery corals
showed signs of bleaching (losing their color when they expel symbiotic algae) this summer and are being watched, said Dave Vaughn, director of Mote's Tropical Research Lab in Summerland Key.
Washington, July 17 ( ANI ): A new study has revealed that coral
reefs face more than twice as much coral
disease risks at dredging sites than at control sites.
Another way that coral
growth can be visualized is when slices from inshore corals
in certain locations--for example, Great Barrier Reef (GBR), Australia (Lough et al.
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The onset of symbiosis with algae was highly profitable for corals
," explains lead author Jarosaw Stolarski, professor of biogeology at the Institute of Paleobiology at the Polish Academy of Sciences.
In a year or so, they will be trimmed and the second-generation corals
put back onto the reef.
Then the final touch: the diver glued the coral
fragment to the rock to ensure it stayed in place, using Pioneer epoxy clay.
The algae live inside corals
and give them their color.
More than 80 percent of the northern part of the Great Barrier Reef is bleached and close to half of those corals
have died, according to a report in April from Australia's National Coral
She said they hope to see these corals
, which will soon be transplanted into the bay, maintain their color, grow normally and then reproduce next summer.