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Florida Aquarium in Tampa makes history, could save Great Barrier Reef

The Florida Aquarium reproduces coral for the first time in a lab.

The Florida Aquarium is obviously a fun escape for a family outing, and a great spot for a school trip. It’s home to some of nature’s most extraordinary creatures. While it remains a bastion of education, it is also a hub for scientific progress. Researchers at the aquarium may have just made a groundbreaking achievement. According to a report by CNN, a group of coral has reproduced two days in a row in a lab setting.

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Why is this achievement so important? It could prove to be a saving grace for America’s Barrier Reef just off the Florida Keys. Research initially began back in 2014.

It’s all part of Project Coral, which aims to help repopulate the Florida Reef Tract. The Florida Aquarium is the first to make this breakthrough achievement in the world.

Now that the project is a proven success, The Florida Aquarium can now focus on building more greenhouses to reproduce coral year after year. To learn more about this achievement, visit the Florida Aquarium’s website.

The Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive

Want to experience more at the aquarium?

Flow with the Fishes on August 25 when they host a special yoga class for adults and children.

Join the aquarium for a special Labor Day Luau on September 1.

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