Lab-bred, heat-tolerant corals may provide hope for the Great Barrier Reef | ABC News
- Published: 05 July 2019
- With global oceans forecast to warm even more over coming decades, the challenges facing the Great Barrier Reef are huge.
The World Heritage-listed icon has already been hit by back-to-back mass coral bleaching events in 2016 and 2017.
In an effort to make the reef more resilient, hundreds of laboratory-bred heat-tolerant baby corals have been successfully transplanted onto a reef off Townsville.
The experiment is part of a package of more than 40 new "interventions" that researchers are evaluating to help restore the Great Barrier Reef and manage it better in a warming future.
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