Menu change for corals in warming reefs

26 Mar 2019
divers collect coral samples
Researchers collect coral samples. Photo: Christophe Bailhache/Underwater Earth

Warming coral reefs are losing their capacity to feed themselves from sunlight, making nutritious deep ocean water critical for their survival, according to a University of Queensland study.

UQ PhD candidate Veronica Radice analysed coral samples from the Maldives to find out what corals were feeding on in a remote atoll system.

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