New science discovers coral seed banks

February 22nd, 2022

ECOS, Other, 21/02/2022
CSIRO scientists have found that corals store dormant ‘seed banks ‘like forests do. This unexpected finding shows reefs can recover in surprising ways. The diverse assemblage of Acropora corals at Lighthouse Reef, Palau where CSIRO, UQ and PICRC researchers observed rapid coral recovery following the release of a dormant coral seed banks’ after a super typhoon in 2012.

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