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UV filters in sunscreen: a new threat for corals?

Sunscreens Human activities are both directly and indirectly involved in coral decline at a global, regional and local scale (Hughes et al., 2018). Factors in…

Coral biology

An alga to the rescue of corals

It’s no longer a secret: climate change is drastically affecting our oceans, and especially their coral reefs. Following various episodes of increasing ocean temperatures, we…

Coral biology

A dynamic symbiosis adapting to changes – when nature resists upheaval

  Symbiosis is a fascinating biological principle, showing the interdependence of living beings between them. In the face of climate change, these relationships are being…

Coral biology

The feeding habits of reef-building coral Mussismilia hispida

  Autotrophy VS Heterotrophy An autotrophic organism is able to synthesize its own organic matter from inorganic mineral elements. If it uses the light energy…

Coral biology

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…

Coral biology

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…

Coral biology

Plastic – a novel cause of diseases in coral reefs

Durability is what best defines plastic. Convenient, lightweight, and offering good mechanical properties, plastic polymers have revolutionized our everyday lives since mass production began in…