Special Report

Saving Coral

About the Series

Researchers in Hawaii are involved in cutting-edge science aimed at countering the effects of climate change on the world’s oceans.
The Sex Life Of Coral: Why Scientists Think It Could Save Us All Alana Eagle/Civil Beat

The Sex Life Of Coral: Why Scientists Think It Could Save Us All

In a race against time, Hawaii researchers are experimenting with breeding “super coral” to counter the effects of climate change on the world’s reefs

 

Multimedia

ANIMATION: The Life Of A Coral Reef Travis Mangaoang

ANIMATION: The Life Of A Coral Reef

Watch the birth and development of a coral reef.

VIDEO: Coral Spawning Cory Lum/Civil Beat

VIDEO: Coral Spawning

Corals spawn tiny bundles of eggs and sperm on moonless summer nights. Scientists work using red head lamps.

VIDEO: How Much Coral Has Been Lost Cory Lum/Civil Beat

VIDEO: How Much Coral Has Been Lost

Bob Richmond, director of the Kewalo Marine Laboratory, walks us through the devastation to coral reefs over the past few years.

SLIDESHOW: Hawaii’s Coral Research Alana Eagle/Civil Beat

SLIDESHOW: Hawaii’s Coral Research

Scientists are racing against time in their effort to assist the evolution of corals so they are more resilient to climate change and pinpoint what is harming reefs in Hawaii and worldwide.