26 Apr 2021 - 09:00
Highlights Researchers have successfully grown cells from the stony coral, Acropora tenuis, in petri dishes The cell lines were created by separating out of cells from coral larvae, which then...
Type: Press release
19 Mar 2021 - 10:20
What can scientists learn when they investigate the brain activity behind the behavior of living creatures? Take, for example, coleoid cephalopods, a group of marine invertebrates that includes...
Type: News Article
22 Feb 2021 - 01:00
Highlights Coral within the family Acropora are fast growers and thus important for reef growth, island formation, and coastal protection but, due to global environmental pressures, are in decline...
Type: Press release
29 Oct 2020 - 16:23
Often described as aliens, octopuses are one of most unusual creatures on the planet, with three hearts, eight limbs and a keen intelligence. They can open jars, solve puzzles and even escape from...
Type: Press release
15 Oct 2020 - 09:00
In 1998, ocean temperatures soared, and the world experienced its first significant coral bleaching event. From the Great Barrier Reef to Indonesia to Central America, corals turned white and ghostly...
Type: Press release
29 Sep 2020 - 00:00
Professor Timothy Ravasi, Principal Investigator at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University’s (OIST) Marine Climate...
Type: News Article
16 Jul 2020 - 00:00
Ocean plankton are the drifters of the marine world. They’re algae, animals, bacteria, or protists that are at the mercy of the tide and currents. Many are microscopic and hidden from view, barely...
Type: Press release
8 Jul 2020 - 08:42
Researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have revealed the evolutionary history of the crown-of-thorns starfish – a predator of coral that can...
Type: News Article
19 Mar 2020 - 03:00
In 2016, ocean temperatures soared, devastating the corals of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. As the frequency, duration and magnitude of these marine heatwaves increases due to human-induced climate...
Type: Press release
3 Feb 2020 - 09:00
Neuroscience, the study of the brain, and ethology, the study of animal behavior, constitute the blossoming, interdisciplinary field of neuroethology.  “When scientists examine the brain, we...
Type: News Article
10 Jan 2020 - 14:00
Since the late 19th century, pearl aquaculture has been a revered industry in Japan, enabling widespread cultivation and commercialization of beautiful pearls. From a genetic and evolutionary...
Type: Press release
8 Jan 2020 - 12:00
During a 2017 survey of deep-sea fauna off the coast of Seragaki in Onna Village, Okinawa, researchers found something unexpected: a small fish with a vibrant yellow body. Using a remotely operated...
Type: News Article
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