Florida scientists induce spawning of Atlantic coral in lab for first time

Light illuminates an aquarium full of Pillar coral (Dendrogyra cylindricus) just a few days before the animals would successfully spawn in an aquarium for the first time at a Florida Aquarium facility in Apollo Beach, Florida U.S., August 14, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

APOLLO BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) – Scientists in Florida have artificially induced reproductive spawning of an endangered Atlantic coral species for the first time in an aquarium setting, a breakthrough they say holds great promise in efforts to restore depleted reefs in the wild. The achievement, announced this week at the Florida Aquarium in Apollo Beach […]

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