Resilient reefs offer hope for regeneration

29 Nov 2017
Coral colony showing signs of bleaching, with white branches indicating recent stress from elevated sea temperatures. 
Credit: Peter J. Mumby.

Just three per cent of the Great Barrier Reef’s corals may hold the key to regenerating reefs damaged after major disturbances, new research reveals.

Researchers from The University of Queensland, CSIROAustralian Institute of Marine Science and the University of Sheffield have pinpointed 100 reefs that have the potential to supply larvae to almost half of the Great Barrier Reef’s ecosystem in one year.

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