Seaweed may be key to protecting coral from climate change – NZ study

Coral locations like Great Barrier Reef in the Coral Sea off the coast of Queensland, Australia, are in danger of dying due to climate change. Photo: AFP / Stringer / Imaginechina

A common seaweed could throw a lifeline to precious coral reefs, according to a new study from Victoria University of Wellington. This seaweed – called coralline algae – glues reefs together and helps protect them from erosion. Marine biologist Dr Christopher Cornwall said without it, reefs as we know it wouldn’t exist. In a new […]

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