COSEE Ocean Systems: News
World Oceans Day: 10 things to know about coral reefs and their microbiomes
Description: Humans are made up of millions of microbes, collectively called our microbiomes. These microbial "ecosystems" contribute to keeping us healthy. It's the same for corals and other species. Corals' microbiomes play important roles in reef health. Understanding what lies inside corals -- and, thanks to a recent discovery, in the waters above coral reefs -- will help protect these imperiled ecosystems, under siege from warming ocean temperatures and other threats. [Source: National Science Foundation]
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Source: National Science Foundation
Publish Date: 6/5/2018
Reading Level: Basic
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