Beyond providing a habitat for 25% of all marine life, coral reefs protect shorelines from storms, support fisheries and tourism, and help produce our oxygen. However, these diverse yet fragile underwater rainforests are at risk from water pollution, overfishing, rising temperatures, sea level change, and ocean acidification.
The world has lost nearly half its coral ecosystems in the past three decades, and many scientists predict that 90% of coral reefs will die by 2050 without drastic action.
To reproduce genetically diverse coral. Scientists have found that combining sperm and eggs from different colonies increases genetic diversity and resistance to disease.
SECORE (SExual COral REproduction): a conservation organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of coral reefs.