The first frozen coral bank for Hawaiian Corals

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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    The first frozen coral bank for Hawaiian Corals has begun in Oahu, Hawaii that may one day lead restoration efforts in the future to ailing reefs in decline today. Scientists at the Smithsonian Institution and the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa have frozen coral cells and sperm from mushroom, rice and fugia coral that in theory could be thawed successfully 1,000 years from now. This is just a start as they wish to store many corals from Hawaiian reefs.

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    Creation of the First Frozen Repository for Hawaiian Coral
     
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  3. Triggerfish

    Triggerfish Ritteri Anemone

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    Wow that's great, hopefully they have their own generators or a black out wouldn't be very good.
     
  4. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That is awesome, hopefully other areas with reefs follow suit.
     
  5. Seano Hermano

    Seano Hermano Giant Squid

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    That's sweet.

    ...that's one of the schools I was looking at going to too. Interesting..