Research published in Science demonstrates potential resilience of corals
UB researchers, working with the Caribbean octocoral, Briareum sp., have found that corals can recover from bleaching (inset).
Credit: University at Buffalo
Corals can develop new symbiotic relationships with algae from their environments after theyve undergone bleaching, the process by which corals whiten as a result of environmental stress, University at Buffalo biologists report in the current issue of Science.
The research provides evidence that corals may have multiple mechanisms that facilitate recovery from bleaching induced by environmental stresses.
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