Sept. 30, 2018

SUFB 582: New Species Of Blood Red-Coloured Coral Off The Coast Of Panama

SUFB 582: New Species Of Blood Red-Coloured Coral Off The Coast Of Panama

Mongabay just published an article on how researchers have discovered 3 new species, including a blood red-coloured branching coral in a protected area off the coast of Panama.  The species Thesea dalioi is 1 of 2 species found in the...


Mongabay just published an article on how researchers have discovered 3 new species, including a blood red-coloured branching coral in a protected area off the coast of Panama. 

The species Thesea dalioi is 1 of 2 species found in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and 1 of 27 species in the coral group. The species was named after Ray Dalio, a US philanthropist who funded the research and made it possible for the species to be discovered. 

It's important to provide funding to research similar to this so that we have an opportunity to discover new species. Any new species, especially those with regenerative properties, can be useful in the biomedical markets to help find cures for various human diseases. 

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