Bacteria surrounding coral reefs change in synchrony, even across great distance

Bacteria surrounding coral reefs change in synchrony, even across great distance

A study revealed that the bacteria present in the water overlying dozens of coral reefs changed dramatically during the night, and then returned to the same daytime community as observed the morning before. Further, as if these communities were all privy to the same schedule, these changes were synchronized across reefs separated by hundreds of miles.

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