Monday, February 25, 2008

Chicken to the Egg / Egg to the Chicken

Starting from a basic coral reef life cycle, an odyssey.

Why is it relevant to study coral life cycles on Saipan?

  1. Corals are cool
  2. Corals live here: we would have no such island without corals
  3. Coral development parallels development across the gamut of animals
  4. We can allude to various points in the life cycle where corals are susceptible to human activities
    1. Fertilization (chicken first point of view), due to varoius causes
    2. Settlement
    3. Adult life
  5. Leads to animal embryology
  6. Specificity is a ubiquitous theme

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