CNN recently reported that marine biologists at the Florida Aquarium have for the first time successfully reproduced elkhorn coral, an important species in the area, using aquarium technology, getting close to reviving the Caribbean ecosystem.
We recently reported that the Great Barrier Reef has begun to heal itself, which is a huge success, and now scientists in Florida have made tremendous progress in restoring the marine ecosystem. Elkhorn coral has dominated the Caribbean Sea, but unfortunately, due to people, ships and climate change, their numbers have decreased dramatically. Scientists tried to reproduce this species in aquarium conditions and succeeded for the first time.
Keri O’Neill, chief scientist at the Tampa Aquarium, told CNN that this is the first step to preventing the extinction of coral species. The Thousands of baby corals were born during the experiment, which is estimated that as many as 100 of them may live to adulthood, which is a huge improvement, since there are only 300 of these corals at sea today. These special antler-like corals are not only important to the animals that live in the sea, but because they thrive on top of reefs, they are essential for breaking big waves.
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