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Photosynthetic Sea Slug Pirates

We all know that plants ‘eat’ through the process called photosynthesis, a chemical process where light energy and carbon dioxide are turned into carbohydrates, oxygen and water.  In plants and algae, the process of photosynthesis occurs in the chloroplast, an … Continue reading

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Corals Recruit Gobies as Bodyguards

The Disney movie, Finding Nemo, popularized the understanding that coral reefs provide essential habitats for a large amount of marine biodiversity including hundreds of species of and fish, turtles, invertebrates, and many others.  Unfortunately, over the past thirty years, half … Continue reading

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