Surprisingly hardy corals called “super corals” show great promise in helping communities in the Pacific Islands rebuild coral reefs, says Dr. Austin Bowden-Kerby, a Fijian marine biologist. Super corals are able to withstand much hotter water temperatures, and some can even survive in water up to 35 degrees celsius! Meaning they are much more resilient to the effects of climate change and a warming planet than corals on regular reefs. Climate Curious speaks to Austin to hear about how Pacific Island communities are uniting to save local coral habitats by planting bleaching resistant corals, as part of a highly promising, super coral gardening program!
Watch the “Reefs of Hope” film on coral restoration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BG0lqKciXAA
Austin’s TEDx Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PRLJ8zDm0U
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