Slideshow: Restoring Coral Reefs
Slideshow: Restoring Coral Reefs
By growing mountainous star corals in the lab and outplanting them to dying reefs, we were able to grow sexually mature corals that could help reef recovery.
Slideshow: Restoring Coral Reefs
Slideshow: Restoring Coral Reefs

By growing mountainous star corals in the lab and outplanting them to dying reefs, we were able to grow sexually mature corals that could help reef recovery.

By growing mountainous star corals in the lab and outplanting them to dying reefs, we were able to grow sexually mature corals that could help reef recovery.

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Restored Corals Spawn Hope for Reefs Worldwide
Restored Corals Spawn Hope for Reefs Worldwide
Hanna R. Koch, Erinn Muller, Michael P. Crosby | Feb 1, 2021
Novel technologies establish a new paradigm for global coral reef restoration, with in situ spawning of mature, environmentally resilient corals in five years instead of decades.
Infographic: How to Accelerate the Growth of Restored Corals
Infographic: How to Accelerate the Growth of Restored Corals
Hanna R. Koch, Erinn Muller, Michael P. Crosby | Feb 1, 2021
Our novel technique involves planting several small fragments of slow-growing corals onto dead coral heads. The fragments eventually fuse, forming a large colony in a fraction of the time that it takes wild corals to build reefs.
Image of the Day: Synchronous Spawning
Image of the Day: Synchronous Spawning
Emily Makowski | Sep 9, 2019
Groups of corals release all of their eggs and sperm once a year, but the timing of their spawning is under threat from climate change.
Spotted Seatrout Continued to Spawn During and After Hurricane Harvey
Spotted Seatrout Continued to Spawn During and After Hurricane Harvey
Jef Akst | Nov 16, 2018
Researchers recovered audio recordings of the fish’s mating calls in the eye of the storm.
A Gamete Matchmaker
Hannah Waters | Mar 22, 2012
Chemical cues dispersed by mussel eggs may attract sperm that are their perfect match.