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. […]

Seven square meters of a HK oyster reef can filter up to one Olympic swimming pool of water in a single day — ScienceDaily

New research produced jointly by The Swire Institute of Marine Science (SWIMS), Faculty of Science, The University of Hong Kong (HKU), and The Nature Conservancy (TNC), published recently in the scientific journal Restoration Ecology, shows the enormous potential of restoring lost oyster reefs, bringing significant environmental benefits. Benefits of oyster reefs Hong Kong was once […]

Elkhorn coral actively fighting off diseases on reef, study finds

Disease transmission. Credit: Margaret Miller, SECORE International As the world enters a next wave of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are aware now more than ever of the importance of a healthy immune system to protect ourselves from disease. This is not only true for humans but corals too, which are in an ongoing battle […]