Marine biologist Julia Baum sampling Platygyra colonies on Kiritimati, 2019. Credit: Kristina Tietjen.
HIMB’s Julia Baum, senior author on this first-ever study, discovered some corals managed to survive a globably unprecedented heatwave.
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Mother humpback whale and her newborn calf, with blood visible in the water from the birth. Photo: HIMB Marine Mammal Research Program. NOAA permit: #20311-01.
More complex habitats tend to contain more species. Reef fishes and brittlestars using corals as habitat and for protection. Credit: Damaris Torres-Pulliza.