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Monica, Carlos, and Corals

Posted on December 14, 2016 by in The OFI Blog

Carlos Prada (STRI) collects coral samples.

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) post doctoral fellow Carlos Prada, and STRI research associate Monica Medina, have discovered a group of corals that survived the Caribbean coral extinction that occurred between one and two million years ago.  Their research detected that the species survived due to their high genetic diversity.

Their findings were recently written about in Nature World News. You can check out the article here.