Gallery: Peek Inside a Coral Nursery

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Growing & Protecting Coral

Credit: Kemit-Amon Lewis | The Nature Conservancy

Our oceans' coral reefs faces many threats, including damage caused by shipping vessels, severe storms, …Read More »

, plankton blooms, disease, pollution, predators, overfishing and coral bleaching, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

However, man-made coral nurseries like the one featured in this gallery are aiming to help coral populations rebound and thrive.

Read on to see how precious coral is grown and cared for before being moved to their final home on a natural reef.   Less «
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