Publicado por: pongpesca | 2018/05/29

Hope for Corals: Growing Species Resilience in Coral Nurseries

e20180529 hangingcoral“Historically, coral conservationists have focused their efforts on protecting these invaluable marine resources from direct environmental threats, like land-based pollution and damaging fishing practices. While these efforts continue, researchers are now also looking at ways to tackle coral reef restoration more proactively.

Individual corals build reefs over thousands of years, but environmental stressors, and damage from events like ship groundings or storms, can destroy a reef in mere decades—or even less. Since the 1980s, episodes of coral bleaching have been happening more often, meaning that corals don’t have time to recover between these events. That’s why, to help save the corals, and the benefits they provide, conservationists now want to give more active assistance.”

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Fonte: National Ocean Service – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 14 de maio de 2018

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