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Researchers from Stanford have been waiting anxiously, hoping to learn if a mysterious climate-driven pathway is allowing some sea turtles to travel thousands of miles, to the coast of California and Mexico, crossing waters that are normally too cold for them.
"Throughout my freshman year, I have had the privilege to visit Hopkins through two introductory seminars (IntroSems) in marine biology, BIO 12N: 'The Sensory Ecology of Marine Animals' and OCEANS 6N: 'Ocean Conservation: Pathways to Solutions.'" Reflections from student Helen Katz.
New research shows the major factors that help coral larvae settle and survive are the nearshore current and the physical features of the seafloor. The work could help identify sites where future reefs will be most viable and highlights a need to better protect these coral nurseries.