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What’s wiping out the Caribbean corals?

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MSC students Sarah Gignoux-Wolfsohn and Felicia Aronson turned to crowdfunding to support their work on examining white-band disease, which has killed up to 95% of the Caribbean’s reef building corals.

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Ocean Genome Legacy and MSC hit the press

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As featured in today’s Boston Globe, there are many mutual benefits to the Ocean Genome Legacy’s move to the Marine Science Center.

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The heat of the matter: Population dynamics in marine snails

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Do marine snails really stress about heat? MSC researchers look into what separates populations of whelks along northwest Atlantic coast.

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Immunity on the reef: Staghorn coral, its symbionts, and white band disease

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Many coral reefs around the globe suffer from white band disease. Researchers at the MSC are looking into the innate immune system of some of these Acroporid corals.

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