Coral Chronicles 


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... read more
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... read more
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... read more

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