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Marine biologists unmask species diversity in coral reefs
December 12, 2013
Rising water temperatures due to climate change are putting coral reefs in jeopardy, but a surprising discovery by a team of marine biologists suggests that very similar looking coral species differ in how they survive in harsh environments.
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