Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 27 Issue 04

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Volume 27, No. 4
Pages 18 - 19

RIPPLE MARKS • Is Getting Older Truly Getting Better? Yes, If You're a Coral Reef

Cheryl Lyn Dybas
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You’re not getting older, you’re getting better, the saying goes. Does that also apply to marine species like corals?

The answer is yes, discovered scientist Laura Mydlarz of the University of Texas at Arlington. Older species of corals indeed have more of what it takes to survive in today’s world.


Dybas, C.L. 2014. Ripple marks—The story behind the story. Oceanography 27(4):18–19, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.100.