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Deep-reef coral hates the light, prefers the shade

Bird’s nest coral is common throughout the Indo-Pacific and is able to live across a range of depths. New research used genetic and photosynthetic analysis to demonstrate that the genetic differences between both bird’s nest corals and their algal symbionts, which provide energy for the corals to survive, reflect adaptations to the different environmental conditions encountered at different depths.

Quoted from Deep-reef coral hates the light, prefers the shade on ScienceDaily: Top News

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