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Did you know there's coral in New England?

Northern Star coral lives up and down the east coast, from Buzzards Bay to the Gulf of Mexico. With coral reefs in peril, New England scientists are taking a closer look at Northern Star coral in hopes that it could hold answers for how to mitigate the impacts of climate change on coral reefs around the world.

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Barbara Moran, editor of Earthwhile, WBUR's environmental team. She tweets @moranwriter.

Photos of  Northern Star coral:

The coral extends its translucent tentacles to feed. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
The coral extends its translucent tentacles to feed. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A tray of corals in a tank at Rotjan's lab (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A tray of corals in a tank at Rotjan's lab (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Koty Sharp holds one of the northern star coral samples she and her team collected from the bottom of Narragansett Bay. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Koty Sharp holds one of the northern star coral samples she and her team collected from the bottom of Narragansett Bay. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Northern Star coral (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Northern Star coral (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

This segment aired on August 23, 2019.

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