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Reproducing coral 40x faster?

Discussion in 'Marine Science and Physiology' started by Coztick, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. Coztick

    Coztick Barracuda

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    Grondar Paslow

    The link speaks of a new method for growing corral.
    Sounds promising!
    Funny how some of the most profound discoveries are stumbled upon purely by accident...
     
  2. JackOfDiamonds

    JackOfDiamonds Barracuda

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    I remember reading about this, it sounds amazing!
    It gives me some hope that we will be able to restore a lot of coral reefs that have been destroyed or significantly reduced...

    What i find the most amazing is how he explains that the coral, after being planted on a rock , will eventually grow and recognize the other part as himself and re-attach into a bigger one. - I mean, that's just incredible, i did not know corals were capable for such things.

    Makes me wonder, how much funding is required for such a thing? starting more projects like this can be a good idea!
     
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  3. Coztick

    Coztick Barracuda

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    Imagine reefs recovering in a decade instead of a lifetime...
    Maybe research spawned by this will lead to a therapy of sorts for dying or diseased corral.
    Oh, as the OP, I declare this thread a "no pessimism" zone.
    Ok, back to it.

    Thanks, Kevin
     
  4. JackOfDiamonds

    JackOfDiamonds Barracuda

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    That could really be a dream, not strictly from the diving side, it will be so much better for the ocean in general to have some of its coral reefs back.

    Until some hungry parrot fish starts to munch on your newly planted corals :shocked: (need a way to keep them out lol)
     
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  5. seeker242

    seeker242 DIR Practitioner

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    Not exactly new. He discovered this about 10 years ago. :)
     
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  6. WeRtheOcean

    WeRtheOcean Nassau Grouper

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    There may be less danger of that than you think, in some places. The Dominican Republic recently banned the sale of parrotfish because they were severely overfished.
     
  7. CuzzA

    CuzzA Solo Diver

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    Fragging coral is no new discovery. Aquarium hobbyists have been doing it for decades. Do an internet search on fragging coral and you'll see.
     

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