The transplant, among the first of its kind, will be closely watched to determine whether corals that grow quickly in tanks on land can be used to restore severely depleted reefs that line the coast from the Florida Keys through Palm Beach County.
Scientists and federal officials hope such transplants will help save the reefs — and a wide array of marine life in Florida and elsewhere — from disease, global warming, ship traffic, pollution and potential oil spills.
This research is especially timely because of widespread concerns about…Read Entire Article Here
February 16, 2012
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