Tag: coral reefs

Protecting diversity on coral reefs: DNA may hold the key

Protecting diversity on coral reefs: DNA may hold the key

April 27, 2016  |  Comments
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Researchers find that large areas of intact coral reef, not disturbed by humans or climate change, harbor the greatest amount of genetic diversity

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Coral toolkit allows floating larvae to transform into reef skeletons

Coral toolkit allows floating larvae to transform into reef skeletons

April 27, 2016  |  Comments
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Researchers identified key and novel components of the molecular “toolkit” that allow corals to build their skeletons and described when these components are used.

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Microbial takeover on coral reefs?

Microbial takeover on coral reefs?

April 25, 2016  |  Comments
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New study co-authored by UH Mānoa assistant professor Craig Nelson explores how microbialization destroys links in delicate marine food chain.

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New imaging technique reveals vulnerability of coral reefs

New imaging technique reveals vulnerability of coral reefs

April 13, 2016  |  Comments
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Using µCT (micro-computed tomography) scans, UH Mānoa’s Nyssa Silbiger and colleagues were able to calculate detailed bioerosion rates on coral reefs.

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Piggybacking viruses

Piggybacking viruses

April 6, 2016  |  Comments
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In the microscopic life that thrives around coral reefs researchers have discovered an interplay between viruses and microbes that defies conventional wisdom.

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UH Hilo marine science team publishes chapter on corals in Hawaiian culture

UH Hilo marine science team publishes chapter on corals in Hawaiian culture

March 8, 2016  |  Comments
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Three UH Hilo graduates and professor Misaki Takabayashi author a chapter in Ethnobiology of Corals and Coral Reefs

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Coral reef society honors UH Mānoa professor

Coral reef society honors UH Mānoa professor

March 1, 2016  |  1 Comment
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UH Mānoa professor Mark Hixon recognized as a first-cohort Fellow of the International Society for Reef Studies

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Research explains near-island biological hotspots in barren ocean basins

Research explains near-island biological hotspots in barren ocean basins

February 16, 2016  |  Comments
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Scientists provide the first basin-scale investigation of the increase in productivity near coral reef islands and atolls referred to as the Island Mass Effect.

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3D Under the Sea selected as finalist in national video competition

3D Under the Sea selected as finalist in national video competition

February 12, 2016  |  Comments
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John Burns’ 3D Under the Sea has been selected as one of nine finalists in the Ocean 180 Video Challenge.

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Coral reef resiliency research draws high-profile investments

Coral reef resiliency research draws high-profile investments

November 5, 2015  |  4 Comments
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UH Mānoa coral expert Ruth Gates and her team race against time to breed corals that can withstand future ocean conditions.

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