New paper on response diversity among cryptic coral species around Moorea (Burgess et. al., Ecology)

Response diversity in corals: hidden differences in bleaching mortality among cryptic Pocillopora species Scott C. Burgess1, Erika C. Johnston1, Alex S.J. Wyatt2, James J. Leichter3, Peter J. Edmunds4 1Department of Biological Science, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA. 2Department of Ocean Science and Hong Kong Branch of | Click for More →

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 →

2018 Sumitomo Foundation grant awarded

The Sumitomo Foundation has awarded a 2018 Environmental Research Grant (環境研究助成) to support work by Dr Wyatt and colleagues aimed at experimentally demonstrating the role of internal waves in providing beaching relief to threatened reef corals. Title: Can internal wave-induced cooling save corals? Experimental verification of | Click for More →