Algae-Killing Viruses Spur Nutrient Recycling in Oceans


Rutgers-led team confirms an important role for viruses that infect algae in marine waters Scientists have confirmed that viruses can kill marine algae called diatoms and that diatom die-offs near the ocean surface may provide nutrients and organic matter for recycling by other algae, according...

A coral reef off Cuatros Islas in the Philippines. Photo: Michelle Stuart/Rutgers University-New Brunswick

How to Protect Corals Facing Climate Change


Conserving a wide range of coral habitats is the best strategy The best way to protect corals threatened by climate change is to conserve a wide range of their habitats, according to a study in Nature Climate Change. The finding likely applies to...