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Great Barrier Reef Corals Eat Plastic

Photo Credit  Mia Hoogenboom

Photo Credit Mia Hoogenboom

Are you aware of the sickly state of our marine ecosystems?

Researchers in Australia discovered that corals commonly found on the Great Barrier Reef will eat micro-plastic pollution.

“Corals are non-selective feeders and our results show that they can Continue reading

 

Medication May be in the Ocean

OHSU researchers, in partnership with scientists from several other institutions, have published new research that signals how the next class of powerful medications may currently reside at the bottom of the ocean. In both cases, the researchers were focused on ocean-based mollusks – a category of animal that includes snails, clams and squid and their bacterial companions. Continue reading