Researchers turn to new technique for boosting coral growth in the Great Barrier Reef

Researchers turn to new technique for boosting coral growth in the Great Barrier Reef

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The corals which adorn Australia’s Great Barrier Reef have long been dying off, but researchers have found a way to potentially ease the decline.

In the first project of its kind on the Reef, scientists have found a way to accelerate the growth of coral through a technique called larval reseeding. 

The method involves collecting large amounts of coral eggs and sperm during a mass spawning, then using that to produce more than a million larvae. 

This larvae is then reintroduced onto the reef in underwater mesh tents.  Read more…

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Source: Mashable | Researchers turn to new technique for boosting coral growth in the Great Barrier Reef

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