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Sarah Heidmann

Fish Ecology

University of the Virgin Islands

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Giant clams are growing faster than ever. That's not a good thing

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This supercharged growth is likely due to nitrate aerosols in our modern atmosphere

Summits of underwater mountains are prime real estate for fish

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Seamounts in Papua New Guinea have nearly twice the biodiversity as nearby shallow reefs

Coral reef restoration projects are not a long-term solution to biodiversity loss

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Most outplanted staghorn corals in the Florida Keys don't survive past seven years

New evidence implicates container ships in the spread of stony coral tissue loss disease

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The disease is a severe threat to the Caribbean's vibrant coral reefs

Marine sponges are coral reefs' great recyclers

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Sponges eat the "marine snow" that falls from other organisms in the ocean