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UH Scientists Study Blue Coral’s 'Secret Sunscreen' Weathering Climate Change

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Mike Henley
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Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology

Local marine biologists say Hawaiian blue rice coral may reveal important clues as to how some corals might weather climate change. New research from the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute takes a closer look at this phenomenon—and the findings are good news.

The Conversation’s Savannah Harriman-Pote spoke with post-doctoral researcher Mike Henley about the new discovery.

The Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology is part of the School of Ocean & Earth Science & Technology at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. This segment aired on The Conversation on June 25, 2021.

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