Scientists from Monaco Researching Links Between Human Health and Coral Health

Porites lobata. The immune response of the coral materializes through the pink color. The color comes from a chromoprotein produced by the coral in response to a threat. Photo © CSM.

Researchers from Centre Scientifique de Monaco (CSM) will collect samples from two species of corals showing abnormal growths in Hawaiʻi’s Kāneʻohe Bay from November 30th until December 9th, 2018. The mission takes place as part of the Monaco Explorations campaign and will be hosted by the Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology on Moku O Loʻe Island.

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