Seaweed-threatened corals send chemical SOS to fish | Life | Science News

Seaweed-threatened corals send chemical SOS to fish | Life | Science News.

This is a cool article that would be excellent when discussing intraspecies interactions in biology.  I  really like this article because it shows how complicated even seemingly ‘simple’ organisms can behave.  The story could also lend itself to informing students about climate change and the effects of oceanic acidification as the result of global warming, you know, how its all connected!  How our american lifestyle effects the entire globe!

Living among coral branches, the broad-barred goby (Gobiodon histrio) will react to a chemical cue from its sheltering coral releases if touched by a brilliant green, toxic seaweed (right) and nip back the encroaching foliage. Credit: Danielle Dixson

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One thought on “Seaweed-threatened corals send chemical SOS to fish | Life | Science News

  1. It sometimes seems like some of the smallest organisms can be the most complicated. I don’t know if you know much about oyster growers in our state, but there have been several articles in the past year about growers who are having difficulties with their crops due to ocean acidification. It’s just another way to connect science to the everyday lives of students.

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