Coralise: 3D printed coral skeletons could save spectacular reefs from climate change

Coralise: 3D printed coral skeletons could save spectacular reefs from climate change

Jessica Gregory, a 23-year-old nature lover from Newport, Wales, is attempting to save coral reefs by 3D printing replicas of coral skeletons. She hopes young corals will be encouraged to to grow around the 3D printed replicas. Climate change and pollution are taking their toll on the world’s coral reefs, spectacular underwater ecosystems built by corals, which are tiny underwater invertebrates. Once some of the most spectacular sights on Earth, many reefs are now permanently damaged by “coral bleaching,” with the Great Barrier Reef losing around half its entire body to bleaching. This damage to coral reefs has inspired […]

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