Artificial coral growth speeds up post-El Nino recovery
June 16, 2009
In 1998, El
Nino brought excessive and prolonged heat to the Maldives, bleaching and killing
90 per cent of the nation’s corals, and in some atolls, damaging up to 98 per
cent of reefs. The stress of that year’s oscillation left the normally
tropical-coloured marine organisms in a pallid white state, and some scientists
are trying to speed up the recovery process through cutting-edge techniques of
coral propagation, also known as artificial reef growth.
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