Reef Replacement article ABCNEWS
howzit at turtles.org
Sat Dec 9 07:39:31 EST 2000
Dear Coral researchers,
Here's a coral-related article in ABCNEWS.
New Project Hopes to Restore Coral Reefs by Growing Them
Applied Marine Technologies grows coral, as shown here, using sea water,
sunlight and patented bases. The coral is then secured to cement spheres
By Amanda Onion
Dec. 8 They host such diverse life that theyre known as the rain forests
of the sea.
But more than a quarter of the worlds coral reefs has been destroyed and the
remaining communities may die within the next 20 years, according to a
recent study released by scientists at a coral reef conference in Bali,
Indonesia. The corals, which are spineless marine organisms, build latticed
limestone structures around themselves. Since these structures are home to
crustaceans and an estimated 25 percent of the worlds marine fish the
corals demise could also be that of many other marine species."
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