Coral transplant raises Barrier Reef survival hopes
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Coral bred in one part of the Great Barrier Reef was successfully transplanted into another area, Australian scientists said on Sunday, in a project they hope could restore damaged ecosystems around the world. In a trial at the reef’s Heron Island off Australia’s east coast, the researchers collected large amount of coral spawn and eggs late last year, grew them into larvae and then transplanted them into areas of damaged reef. When they returned eight months later, they found juvenile coral that had survived and grown, aided by underwater mesh tanks.
Coral transplant raises Barrier Reef survival hopes. (2017, November 27). The Manila Times, p. A8.
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