Internal-wave cooling – hope for coral reefs

Global heating threats to coral reefs have received significant attention in the literature and media. In a new study across the Pacific Ocean, we show widespread cooling of reefs by internal waves – a ubiquitous process reducing heating accumulation in potential refuge habitats. Adapted from | Click for More →

New paper on internal-wave cooling of coral reefs (Wyatt et. al., Nat. Geosci.)

Heat accumulation on coral reefs mitigated by internal waves Alex S.J. Wyatt1,2*, James J. Leichter3, Lauren T. Toth4, Toshihiro Miyajima2, Richard B. Aronson5, Toshi Nagata2 1Department of Ocean Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong. 2Atmosphere and | Click for More →

New paper on coral reef island connectivity (Edmunds et al., Front. Mar. Sci.)

Critical information gaps impeding understanding of the role of larval connectivity among coral reef islands in an era of global change Peter J. Edmunds1*, Shelby E. McIlroy2, Mehdi Adjeroud3, Put Ang4, Jessica L. Bergman1, Robert C. Carpenter1, Mary Alice Coffroth5, Atsushi Fujimura6, James Hench7, Sally | Click for More →

Bio-physical interactions on a coral reef island (Leichter et al., Oceanography)

Biological and Physical Interactions on a Tropical Island Coral Reef: Transport and Retention Processes on Moorea, French Polynesia Leichter, J.J., Alldredge, A.L., Bernadi, G., Brooks, A.J., Carlson, C.A., Carpenter, R.C., Edmunds, P.J., Fewings, M.R., Hanson, K.M., Holbrook, S.J., Hench, J.L., Nelson, C.E., Schmitt, R.J., Toonen, | Click for More →

Organic Matter Release by Benthic Primary Producers (Haas et al., PLoS One)

Effects of Coral Reef Benthic Primary Producers on Dissolved Organic Carbon and Microbial Activity Andreas F. Haas, Craig E. Nelson, Linda Wegley Kelly, Craig A. Carlson, Forest Rohwer, James J. Leichter, Alex Wyatt, Jennifer E. Smith Benthic primary producers in marine ecosystems may significantly alter | Click for More →