How to identify heat-stressed corals

Researchers have found a novel way to identify heat-stressed corals, which could help scientists pinpoint the coral species that need protection from warming ocean waters linked to climate change, according to a Rutgers-led study. “This is similar to a blood test to assess human health,” said senior author Debashish Bhattacharya, a Distinguished Professor in the […]

How to identify heat-stressed corals

The rice coral Montipora capitata in waters near the Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology on Moku o Lo?e in Kāne’ohe Bay, Hawaii. Credit: D. Bhattacharya Researchers have found a novel way to identify heat-stressed corals, which could help scientists pinpoint the coral species that need protection from warming ocean waters linked to climate change, according […]