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Replanting Corals

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Wednesday, May 17, 2017/Categories: wildlife conservation, marine life, sustainability, environment, Archive Pick of the Week

While international climate meetings continue in Paris, some people are acting today to reverse the damage. An innovative marine program at the Caribbean Marine Biological Institute (CARMABI) is growing rare corals to restore damaged reefs today and build resilience for tomorrow.

  
             Star Coral Embryos and Juvenile Coral Transplant  (credit: Kristen Marhaver, CARMABI)
                                                                                   
Located on Curaçao, CARMABI remains the largest marine field station in the southern Caribbean. Dr.Kristen  Marhaver, a post-doctoral marine ecologist, is growing baby corals at the station for reef transplantation and testing their resilience under changing water conditions. She shared her innovative ecological program on coral re-establishment for a TED audience:



Hopefully, the Paris climate negotiators will note positive efforts already underway to build resilience and develop environmental restoration technologies today.

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