Stony Corals More Resistant to Climate Change Than Thought, Rutgers Study Finds

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Stylophora pistillata, a well-studied stony coral common in the Indo-Pacific.

Stony corals may be more resilient to ocean acidification than once thought, according to a Rutgers University study that shows they rely on proteins to help create their rock-hard skeletons.

“The bottom line is that corals will make rock even under adverse conditions,” said Paul G. Falkowski, a distinguished professor who leads the Environmental Biophysics and Molecular Ecology Laboratory at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. …read more

Source: Rutgers Today

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