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PostSubject: Coral Restoration Project on CBS News   Coral Restoration Project on CBS News EmptyMon Sep 24, 2012 11:23 pm

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7422448n&tag=mncol%3Blst%3B1

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PostSubject: Re: Coral Restoration Project on CBS News   Coral Restoration Project on CBS News EmptyTue Sep 25, 2012 8:57 pm

What are those fish 1 min it?? they're bright purple.. I want some! lol
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PostSubject: Re: Coral Restoration Project on CBS News   Coral Restoration Project on CBS News EmptyThu Sep 27, 2012 8:54 am

very cool.
Do reef need diversity to foster lifel? it seems as though this may be successful, but will result in homogeneous reef systems.
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PostSubject: Re: Coral Restoration Project on CBS News   Coral Restoration Project on CBS News EmptyThu Sep 27, 2012 6:50 pm

Corals reproduce both asexually and sexually. So, yes and no. This method replicates the asexual budding and fragmentation reproduction of corals, but sexual reproduction is important too in order to mix up the gene pool.

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PostSubject: Re: Coral Restoration Project on CBS News   Coral Restoration Project on CBS News EmptyThu Sep 27, 2012 10:59 pm

Yep there needs to be diversity but they will naturally diversify. What he's doing is just taking natures natural asexual method and giving it a boost to compensate for their current endangered state. Think about if say a wave broke a colony, the result would be frags everywhere! so this is kind of just replicating that.. in a more controlled manner..

probably not the best idea longterm but we've got to get them off the ground.

Elkhorn have lost 90% population in 15 years. Aint good lol
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PostSubject: Re: Coral Restoration Project on CBS News   Coral Restoration Project on CBS News EmptyTue Oct 02, 2012 2:17 am

I wish I could get paid to work at a place like that. Most places I've looked into are volunteer based. It would be cool to volunteer there too, but right now I need to pay rent lol
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PostSubject: Re: Coral Restoration Project on CBS News   Coral Restoration Project on CBS News EmptyTue Oct 02, 2012 7:57 am

Yeah, it would be really cool for that to be your job!

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