Research by marine biologists from Wageningen University has shown that feeding on zooplankton by scleractinian corals has been greatly underestimated.
|Written by Tim Wijgerde|
Immunity is an important part of animal survival, and this is no different in the oceans. Fish, corals and numerous other invertebrate animals have evolved intricate immune systems, which they utilize in their defense and survival. Recent studies have also found that the onset of the Cnidarian/algal symbiosis is similar to a pathogen infecting its host, and that this process is likely regulated by the Cnidarian’s immune system.