Scientists consider deep freeze for coral reef

10/26/2009 | BBC

The case for preserving the world's coral reef is sufficiently dire that scientists are discussing a plan to freeze and save coral for some future time. Researchers agree most coral reefs will not survive the changes taking place in the ocean and atmosphere even if tough new regulations are put in place limiting global carbon emissions. Scientists further agree coral species, an important source of food and shelter for many marine forms of life, can easily be stored and preserved.

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