September 5, 2019

News: Ocean Design Fellow Discusses Future of Corals in The Atlantic

Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions' Oceans Design Teaching Fellow Dr. Erika Woolsey helps explain via The Atlantic how several coral species have started to spawn at the wrong time, leading to an unclear fate.

This work “supports the idea that natural patterns in the ocean are changing in similar ways to what we’ve observed on land,” says Woolsey. She adds that scientists might be able to use crowdsourced data from dive-tour operators, Facebook groups, and apps like iNaturalist to check on coral-spawning patterns around the world.

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