UCF engineering and biology researchers collaborate to aid coral reef restoration

IMAGE: A uniaxial compression test is performed on Acropora cervicornis coral skeleton. view more  Credit: Mahmoud Omer, University of Central Florida ORLANDO, Jan. 8, 2021 – Florida’s threatened coral reefs have a more than $4 billion annual economic impact on the state’s economy, and University of Central Florida researchers are zeroing in on one factor that […]

Researchers collaborate to aid coral reef restoration

A uniaxial compression test is performed on Acropora cervicornis coral skeleton. Credit: Mahmoud Omer, University of Central Florida Florida’s threatened coral reefs have a more than $4 billion annual economic impact on the state’s economy, and University of Central Florida researchers are zeroing in on one factor that could be limiting their survival—coral skeleton strength. […]