Unfortunately, the survival of approximately 75 percent of the world’s tropical coral reefs is currently under threat and 25 percent of Earth’s reefs have already been lost.
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To better understand how to conserve and protect these fragile habitats, Academy scientists have begun cultivating coral donated from partnering aquariums and regional governments, as well as from clippings sustainably and legally harvested during expeditions.
Some of the results of this work can be seen here in this unique 212,000-gallon exhibit.
Watch the hustle and bustle of a coral reef community.
Try to keep up with a bevy of busy tropical fishes as they traverse the corals in our special exhibition, ¡Viva Baja! This colorful neighborhood is home to many species of tropical fish, including the Cortez wrasse, scrawled filefish and Cortez angelfish.
Fertilization and development take place right on the surface of the water.” Using SECORE’s approach, we fertilize the eggs in the lab, culture the larvae for a few days and then settle them onto specialized tiles that can be planted back out on the reef.
Collecting these gametes for cultivation and returning juvenile corals to the wild can help damaged reefs recover and give them a better chance of surviving long into the future.
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