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With Reefs Under Threat, Philippines Plants Coral Colonies

Devastated coral reefs in the Philippines are sparking an effort to have people rebuild the underwater ecosystems with putty, nails and ‘Filipinnovation’. Researchers estimate that 70 percent of the Philippines’ corals have been damaged, so they are trying to reverse the trend. They're targeting the worst-hit areas by adding coral that has been either farmed or transplanted from more fertile reefs. Nomer Varua is part of a team at Bataan Peninsula State University that’s restoring...

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