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For Tuesday, October 22, 2013


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 22, 2013

~~<p><strong>Growing a better coral for a warmer planet</strong></p>
<p>Winning a $10,000 research prize is only the first step for a University of Hawaii scientist who proposes breeding &quot;super coral&quot; that can survive in ocean waters made warmer and more acidic by climate change. Ruth Gates of the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology submitted the concept with a colleague in Australia; the duo won the &quot;Ocean Challenge: Mitigating Acidification Impacts&quot; contest. Now they must submit a full proposal to win much more funding for the breeding experiments to actually occur; the research could ultimately cost millions.</p>
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Growing a better coral for a warmer planet

Winning a $10,000 research prize is only the first step for a University of Hawaii scientist who proposes breeding "super coral" that can survive in ocean waters made warmer and more acidic by climate change. Ruth Gates of the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology submitted the concept with a colleague in Australia; the duo won the "Ocean Challenge: Mitigating Acidification Impacts" contest. Now they must submit a full proposal to win much more funding for the breeding experiments to actually occur; the research could ultimately cost millions. Login for more...



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