A microscopic view of algae cells

Coral-algae relationship has withstood climate change for 160 million years

Because they are tiny round spheres difficult to tell apart, the symbiotic microscopic algae that live in corals were once thought to be a single species found in all reef-building coral. But they are now recognized to be a group that may comprise thousands of species in at least 15 genera. (photo: Todd C. LaJeunesse)


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Spring 2018
Volune 38 | Number 1
In This Issue: Saving the Bay // Listening to the Universe // A Most Resilient Reef // Young and Old, Face to Face // Welcome to Materials Valley