Coral Reefs: 60 Seconds of Science

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Coral Reefs: 60 Seconds of Science
Healthy oceans produce 50% of our oxygen, and they can’t do it without coral reefs. Reefs nurture more than a quarter of all marine life. They protect cities and homes from storms. They produce pharmaceuticals to fight disease. And they add $300 BILLION annually to the global economy. We need healthy oceans and coral reefs. 2. Dr. Mary Hagedorn is a coral fertility specialist. She pioneered techniques, similar to those in human sperm banks, to freeze and store coral sperm and stem cells. That banked genetic material is potentially viable forever. Frozen sperm can be used to generate new corals, and strengthen small populations by adding genetic diversity. #WeSaveSpecies #ScienceSavesSeas
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1,059
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1 min 5 sec
Topic
Zoology;Animals;Veterinary medicine;Animal health
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Pets & Animals
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SmithsonianNZP
National Zoo
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National Zoo
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2016-06-08T13:32:14.000Z
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