Fake fog, ‘re-skinning’ and ‘sea-weeding’ could help coral reefs survive

New methods to help reefs range from low-tech manual labor to high-tech artificial mist

an underwater nursery made of metal bars in a tree-like shape holds pieces of corals on strings

In their underwater nursery, Mote Marine Laboratory scientists grow corals for research and reef restoration. Mote pioneered the technique of “re-skinning” dead corals with tiny fragments of living corals, which grow quicker than larger chunks.

Mote Marine Laboratory

Erinn Muller should have reason to despair.