Conserving Corals in the Florida Keys
Over the past 40 years, coral coverage in the Florida Keys has been declining at an alarming rate - from over 90 percent in the 1970's to roughly 2 percent today. Kate Gould, a PhD student in the Bruno Lab at UNC-Chapel Hill, is researching methods to help bring new life and vitality back to these degraded reefs. This video highlights the first phase of Kate's project. With the transplantation process complete, Kate will spend the next year monitoring these corals in their new habitats. To support Kate's research and conservation efforts, visit her website.