July 15, 2019

Who said that?

Florida's quote of the day

| 5/15/2019

"Manual work in a gardening-like way won’t cut it on an ecosystem level – we’re working together to figure out an industrial-scale effort."

-- Tom Moore, the coral reef restoration program manager at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Marine biologists in Australia and the United States are joining forces to resuscitate two of the world’s major coral reef systems along their coastlines threatened by rising ocean temperatures and extreme weather.

In their two sunshine states, Queensland and Florida, experts have turned their focus from conservation to restoration at the Great Barrier Reef and Florida Reef, where entire colonies of coral life have been bleached or killed.

Biologists working to restore both systems are sharing data and experimenting with forms of coral that appear resilient to warming waters. They have convened three major workshops in Cairns, Townsville and Miami over six months in an effort to expedite their efforts.

Read more at the Miami Herald

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