New study links global ocean processes with local coral reef chemistry

Five years of data collected on reefs and offshore in Bermuda shows that coral reef chemistry – and perhaps the future success of corals – is tied not only to the human carbon emissions causing systematic ocean acidification, but also to seasonal and decadal cycles in the open waters of the Atlantic, and the balance of biochemical processes in the coral reef community. 

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Todd Livdahl’s Bermuda research has bite

Biology professor Todd Livdahl has found that very scenario in Bermuda. While accompanying Clark biology students at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS), Livdahl’s attention was piqued by the country’s efforts to control specific mosquito species and the diseases they spread.

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