A man's lucky accident has created a new hope for the recovery of coral reefs around the world. Dr. David…
A man’s lucky accident has created a new hope for the recovery of coral reefs around the world.
Dr. David Vaughan stumbled upon the groundbreaking discovery when working with coral at the Fashion Marine Laboratory in Florida. He had tried to remove a coral from the bottom of a tank when it broke into a dozen pieces.
To his shock, all pieces were the same size in just three short weeks, as opposed to the three years it was taken to grow the original coral.
Usually, it takes coral reefs between 25 and 75 years to reach sexual maturity. This means that it can take up to 6 years to plant 600 corals only ̵
1; but Vaughan’s process of breaking up corals for reproduction, called “microfragmentation”, helps them grow 40 times faster than they do in nature. 19659002] CONTROLS : Sea Drills Rescue Coral Reefs Like People Nearly Cleansed
In addition, their tests showed that it works with all coral findings found in Florida Reef.
The fact is that the method is so effective, the researchers are tasked to produce corals faster than they can get thoughts to keep them.
Vaughan’s team is now planning to plant 100,000 corals on the Florida Reef Track by 2019. The researchers also plan to share their method with nature conservationists around the world so that they can collectively plant a million corals in the next few years.
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