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2:19 am
Thu May 29, 2014

UH Biologists Use Super Coral to Build a Better Reef

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Gates Lab
Project technician Jen Davidson with project postdoc Hollie Putnam measuring tanks of coral samples at Gates Lab.
Credit Gates Lab

Coral reefs around the world are showing signs of decline. Recent climate assessments indicate the ocean’s temperature and acidity levels are rising. Those trends are particularly harmful to Hawaii, which is home to more than 60% of the nation’s coral. But as HPR’s Molly Solomon reports, scientists at the University of Hawaii are working hard to make sure our reefs have a future.