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. […]

Botched restoration leaves Spanish statue looking like a confused potato head

Is it … a statue that’s melted in the heat? Forky from “Toy Story 4?” A clay figure crafted by a preschooler? President Donald Trump?  In yet another extraordinary restoration-gone-awry, a 20th-century Spanish statue of a smiling woman next to a flock of livestock has turned into a slightly confused-looking lump with large holes for […]

Seagrass restoration project brings back a crucial ecosystem

In the world’s largest seagrass restoration project, scientists have observed an ecosystem from birth to full flowering. As part of a 20-plus-years project, researchers and volunteers spread more than 70 million eelgrass seeds over plots covering more than 200 hectares, just beyond the wide expanses of salt marsh off the southern end of Virginia’s Eastern […]