Jul 242012

Another New York Times article today, this one more positive, about the work of scientist Mary Hagedorn at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology: she is attempting to create a coral sperm bank, by capturing and preserving coral spawn. Coral spawning can be a predictable event, taking place at certain times of the year, but specifically in relation to a full moon, usually a couple of days afterwards. Some coral spawning can be predicted almost to the hour. So Mary’s idea of capturing and freezing spawn is not so impractical, and could give dead reefs a chance to rebuild in the future…

Read the full article here.

 July 24, 2012