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Could Lab-Bred Super Coral Save Our Reefs?

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Could Lab-Bred Super Coral Save Our Reefs?

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Scientists are exploring a bold new plan that could help protect the world's coral reefs. Using selective breeding, they aim to produce a new strain of coral that can withstand climate change.

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Within the last few decades, the residents of the Great Barrier Reef have seen their habitat decline rapidly. Almost half the coral has disappeared, and at the current rate, we risk losing the reef altogether. But revolutionary technology has made it possible for scientists to make new discoveries that may hold clues to its survival. Join host Sir David Attenborough and teams of researchers and scientists as they use cutting edge techniques to help overcome some of the serious challenges that lie ahead.

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