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Lab-bred corals reproduce in the wild, a first

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This makes me very optimistic about our reef systems.

Lab-bred corals reproduce in the wild, a first

Rising ocean temperatures are a significant threat to coral. Perhaps second only to phytoplankton, healthy coral communities are one of the most vital components of marine biodiversity. But coral research has mostly produced bad news recently. Over the last four decades, as much as 80 percent of all coral in the Caribbean has disappeared. There is a bit of good news, however. For the first time, coral raised in a lab has been successfully integrated into a wild population and reproduced on its own.
 

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