Probiotics for the reef

  • Ty Roach / University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

    Viruses, bacteria and biochemicals mediate coral-algae competition, a new study has found.

MANOA — A new study out of the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa suggests reef health may largely be dictated by a microscopic turf war between coral and algae, though other environmental factors still impact reefs, such as ocean acidification or excess nutrients.