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Fluorescent Light Revealed As Gauge of Coral Health


March 12, 2013

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Coral reef decline in recent years due to a variety of threats--from pollution to climate warming--has lent urgency to the search for new ways to evaluate their health. A new study by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California, San Diego, scientists has revealed that fluorescence, the dazzling but poorly understood light produced by corals, can be an effective tool for gauging their health.Full Story

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