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Photo of Dr. Castillo in his lab at UNC-Chapel Hill

UNC-Chapel Hill has joined the international consortium to tackle the crisis of coral bleaching with the help of Dr. Karl Castillo, a UNC-CH MASC associate professor. This consortium has created the first-ever framework for comparing research findings on coral bleaching.

In relation to this network, Dr. Castillo said “This new network will also allow the formation and collaboration of interdisciplinary teams to work on the crisis of coral bleaching. We received input in real-time via several online platforms from other scientists at our first workshop. This inclusive approach will help accelerate the acceptance of this common language and move important future research forward faster.”

More information about the work Dr. Castillo is doing with this consortium can be found at

Below are photos, courtesy of Dr. Castillo, of bleached corals.

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