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October 2020

Corals have a secret weapon against a warming climate

By Climate Change, Coral Biology, Epigenetics, hurricanes, Marine Biology

Rising ocean temperatures are killing coral reefs, but researchers discovered corals have a secret buried in their genes that just might help them fight off seasonal changes in temperature. For over two years, FIU Institute of Environment Ph.D. student Javier Rodriguez-Casariego sampled reefs around Culebra Island, Puerto Rico to learn about their…

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