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Scientific breakthrough at Florida Aquarium could save America's 'Great Barrier Reef'

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Scientific breakthrough at Florida Aquarium could save America's 'Great Barrier Reef'

Scientific breakthrough at Florida Aquarium could save America's 'Great Barrier Reef'

The milestone could have broad implications for "America's Barrier Reef," which is the third largest coral reef in the world and is found just off the coast of the Florida Keys.

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Scientific breakthrough at Florida Aquarium could save America's 'Great Barrier Reef'

SHE ESTIMATES THE ASSESSMENTCOULD TAKE ABOUT A YEAR TOCOMPLETE.A SCIENTIFIC BREAKTHROUGH... MAYHELP REPLENISH THE WORLD’SDEPLETING CORAL REEFS.TAMPA’S FLORIDA AQUARIUMANNOUNCED YESTERDAY... IT WASABLE TO GET THE NEARLY EXTINCTPILLAR CORAL... TO REPRODUCE TWODAYS IN A ROW.THEY’RE THE FIRST GROUP TOSUCESSFULLY GET CORAL TOREPRODUCE IN A LAB SETTING...AND THEY DID IT... BY MIMICKINGTHE CORAL’S NATURAL HABITAT.THE TECHNIQUE USES ADVANCEDL-E-D LIGHT TECHNOLOGY TO SIGNALTHE SPECIES TO REPRODUCE."I’ve always loved workingwith coral spawning in the wildbut that’s getting more and moredifficult as our coral numbersare declining.

So being able tohave this work in an aquariumsetting opens up a world opossibilities for what we canwith coral species throughoutthe Caribbean."EVENTUALLY... THE LAB-PRODUCEDCORAL WILL GO BACK INTO THE




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