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UH Biologists Use Super Coral to Build a Better Reef

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Gates Lab
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Project technician Jen Davidson with project postdoc Hollie Putnam measuring tanks of coral samples at Gates Lab.

Coral reefs around the world are showing signs of decline. Recent climate assessments indicate the ocean’s temperature and acidity levels are rising. Those trends are particularly harmful to Hawaii, which is home to more than 60% of the nation’s coral. But as HPR’s Molly Solomon reports, scientists at the University of Hawaii are working hard to make sure our reefs have a future.

Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon joined HPR in May 2012 as an intern for the morning talk show The Conversation. She has since worn a variety of hats around the station, doing everything from board operator to producer.
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