Colorful Coral Could Light the Way to Cancer Cure
Source: The Sydney Morning Herald
August 14, 2010
Nature has provided Sydney scientists with a brilliant underwater palette of colours that will help cancer research.
A rare community of highly fluorescent corals, discovered in shallow waters in the Lord Howe Island Marine Park, could also provide clues about how some corals cope with global warming.
Anya Salih, from the University of Western Sydney, who found the corals with the help of marine park staff, said such vivid species, particularly fluorescent red ones, were usually found in deeper water or under reef overhangs.
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