Artificial coral growth speeds up post-El Nino recovery process

June 16, 2009

In 1998, El Nino brought excessive and prolonged heat to the Maldives, bleaching and killing 90 per cent of the nation’s corals, and in some atolls, damaging up to 98 per cent of reefs. The stress of that year’s oscillation left the normally tropical-coloured marine organisms in a pallid white state, and some scientists are trying to speed up the recovery process through cutting-edge techniques of coral propagation, also known as artificial reef growth.

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