Marine Scientist’s Accidental Discovery Can Make Corals Grow 25-40 Times Faster

by Paul Swade, Jan 19 2019 In a time where the coral reefs are dying at an unprecedented rate Dr. Dave Vaughan, former Executive Director at the Mote Marine Laboratory in Florida, accidentally found a way to increase the growth rates of corals by a factor of 25-40 . The technique called “microfragmenting” works by […]

Underwater Robot Has Potential To Help Revive The World’s Dwindling Coral Reefs

by Paul Swade, Dec 28 2018 The shrinking coral reefs around the world are a depressing but constant reminder of our collective failures to deal with climate change. However, all hope for a coral renaissance is not lost. In December 2018 an undersea robot developed by Queensland University of Technology (QUT) delivered as much as […]