closeup tissue samples

Histology is the branch of science dealing with the study of tissue.

When investigating corals, small tissue samples are removed and then placed in a fixative to preserve the tissue. These samples are then decalcified to remove coral skeleton. Once the skeleton is removed the tissue is processed and sliced into thin sections that can be viewed under a microscope.

Analyzing tissue samples from diseased corals enables systematic characterization of diseased tissue and helps to guide further disease investigation.

Our Research

Microscope; Illustration: Noun Project

Information on various methods used to research coral health

Interactive Map

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Explore and compare data between sites, species, or by specific diseases

Coral Health

Waves; Illustration: Noun Project

Information about Coral Health and why it is important