Artificial Reproduction of Atlantic Coral Successfully Done

Coral bleaching has affected many reefs all over the world due to warmer waters and there's no sign that it will stop any time soon as our ocean temperatures continue to rise.

Corals are integral parts of the marine ecosystem, providing shelter and food for fish and other marine organisms. Without them, the system will become imbalanced, causing many species to find other breeding grounds or food sources and for those on land, losing a natural physical barrier for when big waves come crashing.

However, an important new breakthrough may give hope in reviving the corals as scientists say they were able to spawn coral artificially in an aquarium setting.

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