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Old 08-26-2009, 10:33 AM   #1
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Default Sunken steel cages could save coral reefs

Sunken steel cages could save coral reefs
Low-level electric current attracts coral to structure
Maldives resort reports encouraging growth

Sunken steel cages could save coral reefs | Environment | The Guardian
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Scientists are reporting encouragingly rapid coral growth on giant underwater steel cages structures that they hope will help to regenerate battered reefs and improve protection of some vulnerable coastlines from rising sea levels.

Coral reefs support a quarter of life on Earth and last month David Attenborough warned that carbon dioxide is already above the levels that will condemn corals to extinction.

And while the metal cages, fed with electric current, are not a solution to the global problem of dramatically contracting reefs, they do appear to be providing promising results in small, local projects, and in some cases rescuing resorts where coral was vanishing fast.
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Old 08-28-2009, 11:40 PM   #2
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I didn't realize what losses Maldivian corals had suffered-
Maldives Nurses Its Coral Reefs
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