Transplants Offer Hope to Damaged Reef
February 16, 2012
"U.S. marine scientists on Florida's Atlantic Coast say they're using corals grown in an onshore nursery to help restore a damaged reef.
About 100 basketball-size corals will be transplanted Friday to see if they can help save the reefs and the surrounding marine life, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported.
Abby Renegar of the National Coral Reef Institute in Dania Beach, Fla., said restoring the reef that runs past Fort Lauderdale may protect marine life from offshore oil drilling that began last month off the north coast of Cuba, about 56 miles from Florida."
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