He is no stranger to searching for corals
in unexpected places.
He said that upon meeting with Ocampo last year, it was decided that the JCI team will go back to the site, create a temporary solution by adding layers of rocks that would serve as a temporary bed for the corals
while consulting the help of experts in fixing the situation.
Many tropical species rely on corals
for food, so their degradation hurts fish supply and subsequently livelihoods.
The key, said Jury, was that the coral
populations in Kane'ohe Bay "naturally harbor a lot of 'super corals
', which can thrive in moderately warmer, more acidic conditions."
These types of corals
could play a significant role in the study of reef survival, especially at this time when global warming is affecting the world's oceans.
'Through the years I have observed efforts to do coral
transplantation and coral
nurseries, but these have been mostly failures and just led to the death of corals
,' Ocampo said.
One of the more sobering points raised in this eye-opening assessment is the reality that scientists, trained to be objective and dispassionate, must now "convey the message of corals
to the rest of the world" in order to make their plight widely understood.
grow in colonies of individual polyps, so each animal is a polyp and a single coral
you see can actually be hundreds or thousands of these polyps.
Needing to change our visual and professional perspective was the common theme behind several promising low-cost technical solutions reviewed at a recent Coral
Reef Restoration Workshop.
If you ever have been stressed out and fighting a sinus infection, then you know something of what coral
will endure in the face of climate change.
The algae also give corals
their distinctive colors.
They found that the the northern third of the Great Barrier Reef lost the highest amount of corals
that year, while the central region suffered the most during another mass bleaching event in 2017.
While it is well known that coral
diseases such as YBD and WPII are caused by bacteria, there is still uncertainty about environmental and biological stressors that may influence how pathogenic bacteria are transmitted between corals
Lamb and colleagues surveyed 159 coral
reefs from Indonesia, Australia, Myanmar and Thailand, visually examining nearly 125,000 reef-building corals
for tissue loss and disease lesions.