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Scientists reproduced Atlantic coral in a laboratory for the first time. Aquarium-grown coral could save America’s ‘Great Barrier Reef.’

Scientists at the Florida Aquarium reproduced coral from the Atlantic Ocean in a lab for the first time. They mimicked the natural conditions that signal corals to reproduce, like sunsets and moon phases. They borrowed techniques from researchers at the Horniman Museum and Gardens in London, who reproduced Pacific coral […]
Scientists reproduced Atlantic coral in a laboratory for the first time. Aquarium-grown coral could save America’s ‘Great Barrier Reef.’
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The terrible things that would happen if all the coral reefs died off

We’re currently facing the worst bleaching of coral reefs ever known in history, but what would happen if all the coral reefs died off? We’ve already lost 50% of the world’s coral, and we’re at risk of losing even more. If the world lost all its coral reefs, the results […]
The terrible things that would happen if all the coral reefs died off
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The world’s oceans are in even worse shape than we thought

Two new studies show that the world’s oceans are in dire straits – even more than scientists previously thought. One study found that coral bleaching events, which can kill reefs, are now happening every few years instead of every few decades. And a new review found that oceans are losing […]
The world’s oceans are in even worse shape than we thought