Bay Area Scientists Work to Grow Coral, Restore Imperiled Reefs

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Fish pass over a coral reef at Hanauma Bay on January 15, 2005 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo: Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Coral on Australia's Great Barrier Reef is failing to recover after a major bleaching event caused by warmer seas in 2016. A report this month found a nearly 90 percent decline in new baby coral settling on the reef. We'll talk about the state of coral reefs worldwide, and the research on coral reproduction being done in San Francisco to grow and restore them.


Rebecca Albright, curator of invertebrate zoology, California Academy of Sciences