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Can Coral Researchers "Accelerate Evolution"?

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

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    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.

    Read more here (story #7).

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