Admiring the beauty of a coral. © Netanel Kramer

Light-harvesting of mesophotic corals

Netanel Kramer, a Ph­D candidate at Tel-Aviv University, discusses with us his recently accepted paper, “Efficient light-harvesting of mesophotic corals is facilitated by coral optical traits.” About the Paper Corals are light-dependent organisms that take the concept of “solar cells” very literally. Corals rely on a symbiotic relationship with tiny algae residing within their tissues to convert sunlight into energy. Since corals are powered by … Continue reading Light-harvesting of mesophotic corals