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CSUN Prof Investigates Why Some Corals Are Thriving During Global Warming

under-the-sea-300x198            (An underwater “animal forest” made from gorgonian soft corals off the island of St. John. Photo by Peter Edmunds)

California State University, Northridge marine biology professor Peter Edmunds has spent the past 27 years documenting the health of the world’s oceans, in particular their coral and the vibrant reefs the corals create.

While his research on the devastating impact global warming and increasing ocean acidity has had on stony corals and reefs has drawn international attention to the problem, it’s his new work, studying how climate change may be helping “soft” corals thrive, that has caught the attention of the U.S. National Science Foundation.

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