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Cutting-edge initiative takes to skies to reach more of ocean’s ailing reefs

Timothy Hurley
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ASSOCIATED PRESS

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and reef scientists are embarking on a mission to map large swaths of coral around the world in hopes of better understanding how environmental changes affect these delicate and important ecosystems.

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Principal investigator Eric J. Hochberg discussed the Coral Reef Airborne Laboratory project Thursday at a UH Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology flume filled with coral.