3 March 2023

#AntarcticLog: Branching Out 

Posted by Shane Hanlon

#AntarcticLog is a series of sciart comics by Karen Romano Young. You can find the originals here

Coral keeps on doing the unexpected — as in this week’s two stories from vastly different coral ecosystems. 

There’s no denying the impact of climate change on corals: higher water temperatures, changing sea levels, increased ocean acidification.  

But there’s good news in coral’s response — in some cases, with human help. 

Dave Vaughn’s discovery was put to work nearby; then researchers like Hanna Koch saw it come to fruition. 

Hope springs worldwide, such as the SHEBA Hope Reef in Sulawesi, Indonesia. 

Karen Romano Young is a writer, artist, deep-sea diver, and polar explorer. Follow her on Twitter & Instagram. Want to showcase your sciart? Consider writing a guest post for us.