Glowing corals’ survival secrets unravelled

Glowing corals’ survival secrets unravelled

Corals in sunlit shallow waters usually glow because of specific proteins that block the sun’s harmful rays. But in dark, deep-water environments, instead of blocking sunlight altogether, those proteins help the corals absorb some light to make food with the help of an algae called zooxanthellae. This adaptation is how corals thrive at great depths,Read more about Glowing corals’ survival secrets unravelled[…]

Mystery of sex change in a coral-reef fish unveiled

Mystery of sex change in a coral-reef fish unveiled

Ray-finned fish that make up 96% of all the fish include eels, catfish, tarpon, tuna, trout, herring and salmon. They began to dominate oceans and freshwater habitats at a time when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Among such fish that inhabit coral reefs, sex depends on their size. An interesting exception is the clownfish which liveRead more about Mystery of sex change in a coral-reef fish unveiled[…]

First estimate of whale sharks in the Gulf

First estimate of whale sharks in the Gulf

The first estimate of the population of mature whale sharks in the Arabian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman1, has been produced by an international research team and a citizen science initiative. The researchers conducted field work with ‘Sharkwatch Arabia’ to study the whale shark (Rhincodon typus), the largest known fish considered to be endangeredRead more about First estimate of whale sharks in the Gulf[…]