Corals exude defenses against bacteria associated with bleaching, but warming disadvantages the defense. Conservation offers limited hope.
A previously overlooked predator could be increasing the pressure on endangered coral reefs.
For his contributions to the field of viral ecology, Joshua Weitz has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Pacific corals and fish can both smell a bad neighborhood, and use that ability to avoid settling in damaged reefs.