[Coral-List] New Coral Reefs Resource from the National Academies!

Dustan, Phillip DustanP at cofc.edu
Thu Aug 26 17:19:14 UTC 2021

Dear Emily,
  This new crop of videos make great promos for funding more science and it sort of reminds me of the military contoinously asking for more troops.
  While all the modern, human-assisted evolution of corals is fine and dandy, if the same amount of energy and money were put into eliminating the input of reactive N and P into the ocean via sewage and septic pollution, I would bet reefs would be in much better shape to deal with climate change. We know that nutrients and sewage promote coral diseases, algal overgrowth, COTs, and the list keeps expanding. Why not put the resources where they can do the most good to keep what is left?  No matter how spectacular a genotype you breed, it will not survive in a sea full of human waste.


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A set of reports from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine focused on numerous interventions that could enhance the persistence and resilience of coral reefs in the face of these challenges.

A new resource covering their findings includes educational videos with English and Spanish-language subtitles, an interactive summary and table overview of potential interventions, and animations available for download. Explore the resource to learn more about interventions that are being developed and tested with the potential to buy time for coral reefs until conditions improve.

"Scientific Interventions to Help Coral Reefs" is a product of the Committee on Interventions to Increase the Resilience of Coral Reefs. The resource covers findings from the reports, A Research Review of Interventions to Increase the Persistence and Resilience of Coral Reefs (2019) and A Decision Framework for Interventions to Increase the Persistence and Resilience of Coral Reefs (2019).

Link: https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nap.edu%2Fresource%2F25279%2Finteractive%2F&data=04%7C01%7Cdustanp%40cofc.edu%7C8886191093194964a3e908d968b3a008%7Ce285d438dbba4a4c941c593ba422deac%7C0%7C0%7C637655942979077774%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=XKOBfrYOlZyglkpz8Yf1zHwOMLVoXgfn2vHPfF9o14Q%3D&reserved=0

Please reach out to Emily Twigg (etwigg at nas.edu) if you have questions or would like to help spread the word about this new resource.

Thank you,

Emily Twigg
Senior Program Officer, Ocean Studies Board
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
500 Fifth St, NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 334-2351
etwigg at nas.edu
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