DNA analysis reveals cryptic underwater ecosystem engineers

Source: Science Daily

They look like smears of pink bubblegum on the rocks off British Columbia’s coast, indistinguishable from one another. But a new DNA analysis of coralline algae has revealed a wealth of different species — a diversity that could hold the key to protecting critical underwater habitats like kelp forests.

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