Staghorn Coral Transplanted On Florida Reef; 'Northernmost Location On The Planet'
February 18, 2012
"In a delicate operation at sea, healthy staghorn coral were transplanted Friday to a threatened reef off the Broward County coast by researchers at Nova Southeastern University's Oceanographic Center and its internal National Coral Reef Institute (NCRI).
"This is the northernmost location on the planet for transplanted staghorn corals," said Abby Renegar, a researcher and doctoral student at Nova Southeastern University's Oceanographic Center. "Staghorn corals previously have been transplanted in the Florida Keys, Southeast Florida, and other tropical locations around the world."
This is the first time corals grown in an on-land nursery have been transplanted in Broward County."
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