🚨🚨 We are proud to announce that #ProjectCoral at the Florida Aquarium in Apollo Beach has successful made history as the first to spawn Atlantic coral in a laboratory setting. 😮 This event is a game-changer in the race to save the Florida Reef Tract. https://t.co/GVZHkbPLcx pic.twitter.com/dww9t5aHgF— The Florida Aquarium (@floridaaquarium) August 21, 2019
"Our team of experts cracked the code...that gives hope to coral in the Florida Reef Tract and to coral in the Caribbean and Atlantic Oceans."Fast Company wrote about a different strategy this week:
If you dive off the coast of Israel at a beach near the city of Eilat, you might come across a tall pole underwater covered in donut-shaped attachments. It doesn’t look like a coral reef. But the researchers who 3D printed the structure are hoping that it could be used for rebuilding diversity in areas where reefs are dying.
The Israeli researchers aren’t the first to take this approach. Reef Design Lab, founded by an Australian industrial designer, installed the world’s largest 3D-printed reef in the Maldives last year, taking advantage of the technology’s ability to recreate natural shapes.