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Scientists reproduced Atlantic coral in a laboratory for the first time. Aquarium-grown coral could save America’s ‘Great Barrier Reef.’

Scientists at the Florida Aquarium reproduced coral from the Atlantic Ocean in a lab for the first time. They mimicked the natural conditions that signal corals to reproduce, like sunsets and moon phases. They borrowed techniques from researchers at the Horniman Museum and Gardens in London, who reproduced Pacific coral […]
Scientists reproduced Atlantic coral in a laboratory for the first time. Aquarium-grown coral could save America’s ‘Great Barrier Reef.’
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A newly discovered species of African fish with gleaming purple scales has been named after Wakanda, the fictional home of Marvel’s Black Panther

Divers have discovered a new species of wrasse – a brightly-coloured marine fish – in the waters off Zanzibar, Tanzania. They named the fish Cirrhilabrus wakanda, after the fictional country that’s home to Marvel superhero Black Panther. The fish’s common name is “vibranium fairy wrasse,” after the powerful metal that […]
A newly discovered species of African fish with gleaming purple scales has been named after Wakanda, the fictional home of Marvel’s Black Panther
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Huge swarms of jellyfish are making it difficult to swim in the Mediterranean — and they’re there because tuna is disappearing from the sea

Menorca is a protected nature reserve whose diverse species of seaweed, fish, and shellfish make it the Mediterranean’s equivalent of the Great Barrier Reef. But while the land on Menorca is protected, the sea around it is plagued by unregulated fishing, tourism, and pollution. According to the Blue Marine Foundation, […]
Huge swarms of jellyfish are making it difficult to swim in the Mediterranean — and they’re there because tuna is disappearing from the sea