The Coral reefs are vanishing now, but it’s not too late.

The future of coral does not appear to be bright. Reef-building creatures, which provide the living architecture for some of the world’s most varied ecosystems, are susceptible to climate change and have already suffered significant losses. Their future is becoming increasingly bleak unless they can achieve significant carbon reductions in the following decade.That isn’t to…

The teeth of this ‘wandering meatloaf’ are formed of unusual materials.

You could get lucky and see a “wandering meatloaf,” a circular reddish-brown mollusk also known as the gumboot chiton or, more technically, Cryptochiton stelleri, if you scour the North Pacific shorelines. With its little but extremely gritty teeth, it trudges along coastlines scraping algae off rocks. Scientists discovered that the stylus (the long, hollow structure…