Series | Challengers

Hacking evolution to grow super coral

Coral reefs sustain life for 1 billion people around the world, but 90% will be extinct by 2050 if we don’t find a solution now.
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The coral reef ecosystem, that takes up less than 1% of the seafloor, sustains the livelihoods of up to one billion people and 25% of Marine life. But by 2050, less than 30 years away, over 90% of the world’s reefs are projected to die. That’s why a small group of scientists are growing coral  50 times faster and more resilient than in the wild. If they get this right,  there will be coral reefs for future generations.

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