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Bleaching of coral reefs : death sentence or scope for adaptation?

Symbiosis and coral bleaching description A symbiosis (a beneficial association between two organisms) often exists between corals and dinoflagellate microalgae (symbionts). This symbiosis is [...]

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The evolutionary survival of coral reefs

Coral reefs    Corals live in symbiosis with an algae : zooxanthellae.   This association is mutually beneficial for both species, and gives them many benefits: nutritive, protection… [...]

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The IPCC recommends coral restoration

Rising ocean temperatures Oceans take up 71% of the surface of the Earth. They are essential to climate regulation because of their exchange with the atmosphere. 30% of CO2 emitted by human [...]

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Coral reefs’ experience of climate change

Blanchissement d’un récif / Photographie à la discrétion de XL Catlin Seaview Survey   Sièges d’une biodiversité remarquable, les récifs coralliens subissent les pressions exercées par notre [...]

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Bioluminescence des organismes marins : le cas de la seiche lilliputienne d’Hawaï

  La seiche lilliputienne d’Hawaï a développé une incroyable relation symbiotique avec une bactérie luminescente du genre Vibrio, lui permettant d’optimiser sa technique de camouflage et son [...]

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Interview with Imaculada, our English teacher

Hi Imaculada! Can you present yourself briefly? Hi! I am Imaculada T.M.K. Hane. I am from Indonesia- flores. I live in Labuan-Bajo and I am an English teacher for the children in Labuan-Bajo. . . [...]

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Corallivory in coral reefs

Molluscs, reef fishes, echinoderms, crustaceans and annelids – who are these corallivores and which roles do they play in coral reefs? During his expeditions aboard the HMS Beagle in 1842, [...]

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8 surprising facts about corals

In addition to being a food resource for more than 500 million people, a habitat for 25% of marine biodiversity, coastal protection in more than 100 countries and an economic resource of nearly [...]

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