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Lecture Archive: Bart Shepherd

Hope for Reefs: Advancing the Science of Coral Reef Restoration

Posted: September 11, 2020

Lecture date: August 27, 2020. Bart Shepherd discusses the scientific and practical techniques needed to give coral reefs a hopeful future. In partnership with colleagues from SECORE International and the zoo and aquarium community, the organization is developing techniques for large-scale restoration by seeding damaged reefs with sexually reproduced corals grown on self-attaching substrates. This approach helps maintain genetic diversity and significantly reduces the labor and time required for restoration.

Shepherd is the senior director of Steinhart Aquarium at the California Academy of Sciences and co-director of the Academy’s Hope for Reefs initiative.

Video Posted: September 11, 2020 | Running time: 56:37

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