Coral Clinics

Does coral serve a PORPOISE for dolphins? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. When you get sick, you probably go to the doctor. But how do sea creatures treat their ailments? Enter Gertrud Morlock from Justus Liebig University of Giessen and team. They dove into

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Undercover Reefs

Coral reefs are beautiful… but are they also a good place to eat? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Coral reefs act as grocery stores for marine life. The reef’s lacy structures allow local coral, fish, and invertebrates to exchange resources. But climate change is

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Coral Conundrum

An up close image of coral underwater. The coral in the foreground is bleached white while the coral in the background is brown. Small fish swim in the background.

Could fun in the sun – mean grief in the reef? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. The sun’s ultraviolet rays cause suntans, sunburns… and an increased risk of skin cancer. Sunscreen protects our skin by using chemicals like oxybenzone to absorb harmful U-V rays.

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