Sarah Gignoux-Wolfsohn and Felicia Aronson, two student-researchers at Northeastern’s Marine Science Center, turned to crowdfunding to support their work on examining white-band disease, which has killed up to 95 percent of the Caribbean’s reef building corals.
Pocillopora damicornis is one of the most commonly studied coral species on the planet. Photo by David Combosch. When it comes to making babies, most species pick a strategy and stick with it. Humans, for example, are perfectly happy with our sexual mode of reproduction: Half the DNA from dad mixes…
That's Vollmer on the right!“Corals are analogous to trees in tropical rain forests,” said Steve Vollmer, assistant professor at Northeastern’s Marine Sciences Center. “They provide the essential habitat for the unprecedented diversity of organisms that exist on reefs. If we lose the corals, we will lose our coral reefs.”…