Table corals are regenerating reefs decades faster than any other coral type

2 Jun 2021
Coral
“We know table corals do a big service for these reefs, but it’s not a silver bullet for recovery,” UQ's Professor Peter Mumby said. 

New research out today shows the Great Barrier Reef’s iconic table corals can regenerate coral reef habitats 14 times higher – that’s more than two decades faster – than any other coral type.

Table corals have been dubbed as “extraordinary ecosystem engineers” – with new research showing these unique corals can regenerate coral reef habitats on the Great Barrier Reef faster than any other coral type. 

The new study highlights the importance of tabular Acropora, and is led by the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) in collaboration with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, the University of Queensland and The Nature Conservancy.  

Read the full story via the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS)

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