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CHANGING SEAS

Coral Hybrids

  • Aired: 06/19/2013
  • 26:42
  • Rating: TV-G
While Elkhorn and Staghorn corals have undergone a drastic decline in the Caribbean, their hybrid, “Fused Staghorn,” is increasing in numbers in parts of the region. One scientist is studying the animals in Belize to see if the hybrid might be better equipped to deal with environmental stressors than its parents.
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A scientist is studying coral hybrids to see if they are hardier than their predecessors.
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Major funding for this program is provided by the Batchelor Foundation, encouraging people to preserve and protect America’s underwater resources. Additional funding is provided by: Divers Direct/Emocean Sports, inspiring the pursuit of adventure and watersports; in memory of Harriet Fagan; the Do Unto Others Trust; and the Friends of Changing Seas.
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