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INVERTEBRATE MEDICINE, Second Edition BLOG

Hot Topic Article: Corals chemically signal mutualistic fishes to remove competing seaweeds.

These Georgia Institute of Technology researchers discovered that the stony coral Acropora nasuta emits chemical cues when being overrun by the toxic seaweed, Chlorodesmis fastigiata. These chemicals attract seaweed eating gobies that rid the coral of the harmful algae and benefit by becoming more toxic to predators.

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Corals in the genus Acropora generate  Read More 
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Who is Dr. Craig Harms?

Craig Harms was born and raised in a small town in northwest Iowa, which being roughly equidistant between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans puts the state at the center of marine research. As an undergraduate at Harvard University he took a year off to work as a research and dive assistant for a graduate  Read More 
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