IVF for the Great Barrier Reef

Posted on: Sun 2 Dec 2018

Marine scientists are working on the largest and most complicated coral regeneration attempt ever undertaken on the Great Barrier Reef. This unprecedented new project could help save dying coral reefs across the globe.

Researchers have been collecting millions of coral eggs and sperm during this week’s annual coral spawning event on the reef in the first step of the ambitious project.

To find out more about the project Barometer’s Des Lawrence spoke to Professor Peter Harrison, Director of the Marine Ecology Research Centre at the Southern Cross University.

‘IVF for the Reef’: Scientists collect millions of coral eggs and sperm in largest project ever attempted

Video: Professor Peter Harrison on coral regeneration

Produced by Des Lawrence

Image: pixabay – lpitman Public Domain



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