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Can Coral Researchers "Accelerate Evolution"?

Discussion in 'Sea Save Foundation' started by Sea Save Foundation, Sep 28, 2017.

  1. Sea Save Foundation

    Sea Save Foundation Sea Save Foundation Leader

    In the face of massive die-offs of coral reefs due to heat stress, a few researchers are pursuing desperate measures. Efforts include genetic banking and breeding the most resilient corals in the lab for replanting. The scientists warn that more drastic solutions such as selective breeding or infusing coral with heat-resistant genes may be needed. Big questions remain about whether these approaches are feasible, ethical, or sufficient to keep up with the scale of changes in the ocean.

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