[Coral-List] sea squirt development; Australia mesophotic reefs

Douglas Fenner douglasfennertassi at gmail.com
Sat Jul 11 21:25:21 UTC 2020

This ancient sea creature builds its body with a whisper, not a scream
    Unlike vertebrate embryo cells, which signal to each other over long
distances, sea squirt embryo cells talk only to those they're closest to.


Contact area-dependent cell communication and the morphological invariance
of ascidean morphogenesis


Turning on the lights in the ocean's twilight zone
The surprising colors of Australia's Coral Sea Marine Park


 Cheers,  Doug
Douglas Fenner
Lynker Technologies, LLC, Contractor
NOAA Fisheries Service
Pacific Islands Regional Office
PO Box 7390
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799  USA

"mitigating climate change is the critical wedge to set coral reefs on a
recovery trajectory"  Duarte et al 2020 Rebuilding marine life Nature

"Already, more people die  <http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/hazstats.shtml>from
heat-related causes in the U.S. than from all other extreme weather events."


Even 50-year old climate models correctly predicted global warmng

"Global warming is manifestly the foremost current threat to coral reefs,
and must be addressed by the global community if reefs as we know them will
have any chance to persist."  Williams et al, 2019, Frontiers in Marine

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