Underwater Nursery Tends Endangered Corals | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

Coral thrives, and is returned to hard-hit ecosystems.  This same kind of project is being done in Belize.


"...Staghorn coral, a key reef-building species with unruly branches that can reach 6.5 feet (2 m) long, once ruled the balmy, subtropical waters around North, Central and South America. Over the last three decades, ship strikes have taken a toll, but less obvious killers such as disease and catastrophic bleaching events triggered by extreme temperatures really devastated the species..."