BIOS mesocosm facility (IMAGE) Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences Caption The team of researchers, which included BIOS marine ecologists Samantha de Putron and Gretchen Goodbody-Gringley (now with the Central Caribbean Marine Institute) and ecophysiologist Hollie Putnam (URI), utilized the outdoor mesocosm facility at BIOS to study the impacts of a simulated thermal stress event on adult corals collected from two different reef sites northwest of Bermuda. The results of the study showed that parent corals that experience stressors may be able to "pre-condition" their offspring to survive in new environments in the following year. Credit Rebecca Ju Usage Restrictions Royalty Free with credit License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.