'Reef stars': Restored coral reefs grow as fast as healthy ones within four years, study finds

Stuart Stone
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'Reef Stars' are installed in degraded areas to stabilise loose rubble and kickstart rapid coral growth - Credit: The Ocean Agency
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'Reef Stars' are installed in degraded areas to stabilise loose rubble and kickstart rapid coral growth - Credit: The Ocean Agency

Transplanting new coral onto degraded seabed can provide similar marine habitat to healthy reefs within just a few years, according to new research

Restored coral reefs can grow as fast as healthy ones, provide similar habitats for marine life, and protect adjacent islands from coastal erosion, new research released late last week has revealed...

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