Animals, plants, and all living things are adapted to life in their natural surroundings.
The wonderful and charming coral biologist and cnidariologist Shayle Matsuda of the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology/UH Mānoa takes time out of his busy schedule during a coral spawning event to chat about how magical and beautiful coral can be and why reef health is important.
Grist reporter Amelia Urry visits an Australian lab, where scientists are trying to grow coral that can survive in the future.
The Academy is home to the largest living indoor coral reef on Earth—and it’s Steinhart Aquarium Director Bart Shepherd’s pride and joy.
Zoom into an incredible three-dimensional scan of a coral specimen, part of the Academy’s natural history collections.
Take a tour of a tiny coral polyp to learn how they transform seawater and algae into the raw materials that make up a reef.
Academy educator Aya shares all the dirty details about ocean acidification—and how humans can be part of the solution.
Hear from an Academy ichthyologist and coral biologist about why diving the Twilight Zone is so exciting—and important.
Get ready to explore the coral reef with your own craft snorkel and mask.
By building an edible coral polyp, students will learn the anatomy of coral and be able to explain why corals are animals, rather than plants.