Mote Marine Research Looks to Bacteria to Save Coral Reefs
Source: The Herald-Tribune
September 11, 2011
Sarasota, FL - "Scientists cannot stop climate change to save the world's coral reefs, but they might be able to make reefs more resilient to it.
Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota is at the forefront of research aimed at figuring out what makes some corals better at fending off disease when temperatures rise. The answer appears related to bacteria. Further research could lead to new ways to help reefs survive warming seas and other environmental stressors.
Mote recently received a $180,000 grant from the Michigan-based Dart Foundation to continue two years of research on coral health, extending a project that started eight years ago."
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