[Coral-List] couple of articles in the news

Douglas Fenner douglasfennertassi at gmail.com
Mon Aug 3 22:39:15 EDT 2015

Of possible interest:

Nemo may prosper in a warmer ocean, study suggests.


Development in a warm future ocean may enhance performance in some
species.  Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 472: 119-125.



Fish mucus and shrimp shells make an all-natural sunscreen.


(I note that corals also have mycosporine-like amino acids, thought to
screen high levels of ultraviolet radiation in shallow tropical waters.)

Exploiting mycosporines as natural molecular sunscreens for the fabrication
of uv-absorbing green materials.


I'm just alerting readers to these, not endorsing anything.
Cheers,  Doug

Douglas Fenner
Contractor with Ocean Associates, Inc.
PO Box 7390
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799  USA

phone 1 684 622-7084

Join the International Society for Reef Studies.  Membership includes a
subscription to the journal Coral Reefs, there are discounts for pdf
subscriptions and developing countries.  www.fit.edu/isrs/

"belief in climate change is optional, participation is not."

Yet another study finds that reducing carbon emissions saves Americans money


The article has links to 10 other studies that came to the same conclusion.

The governor of Hawaii has signed legislation directing Hawaii's utilities
to generate 100% of their electricity from renewable sources by 2045.  Much
of that may come from geothermal.  Tuvalu is already 100% renewable (solar).

website:  http://independent.academia.edu/DouglasFenner

blog: http://ocean.si.edu/blog/reefs-american-samoa-story-hope

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