Coral reefs are beautiful to behold, and essential for maintaining the natural balance of life in the world’s oceans.
And all over the world, they are slowly starving to death.
Under stress from climate change and rising levels of carbon dioxide, coral in nature is continually struggling to find nutrition.
It's a common problem for humans too; it's one of the reasons why the dietary supplement market is booming.
So – why not develop special nutritional supplements, and feed them to the coral?
Researchers from the University of Miami are doing exactly that, and the results are encouraging.
“For many years we have known the some types of symbiotic algae can convey climate change resilience to corals,” Chris Langdon, UM Rosenstiel School professor and chair of marine biology and ecology, told ScienceDaily.com.
Staghorn coral, a species once common around Florida and throughout the Caribbean, is now critically endangered. The research suggests that two supplemental feedings of driedRead More »from Human diet trick could save coral reefs