Sci Rep 2021 Apr 8;11(1):7722. Epub 2021 Apr 8.
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 98195-2400, USA.
Coral reef ecosystems support significant biological activities and harbor huge diversity, but they are facing a severe crisis driven by anthropogenic activities and climate change. An important behavioral trait of the coral holobiont is coral motion, which may play an essential role in feeding, competition, reproduction, and thus survival and fitness. Therefore, characterizing coral behavior through motion analysis will aid our understanding of basic biological and physical coral functions. Read More