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Marine Lab Team Seeks To Understand Coral Bleaching

By Shane Graber - Posted Oct 26, 2009 09:30 PM
ScienceDaily (Oct. 26, 2009) — With technology similar to that used by physicians to perform magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, researchers from six institutions -- including the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) -- working at the Hollings Marine Laboratory (HML) in Charleston, S.C., are studying the metabolic activity of a pathogen shown to cause coral bleaching, a serious threat to undersea reef ecosystems worldwide.
Marine Lab Team Seeks To Understand Coral Bleaching

Coral in the genus Pocillopore showing bleached and normal pigmented sections. (Credit: NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service)

Author: Shane Graber
Location: Indiana

Shane has kept saltwater tanks for the last 12 years, is a research scientist, lives in northern Indiana, and is a proud Advanced Aquarist staffer.

Website: http://www.advancedaquarist.com/.

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