Swire Institute of Marine Science scientists plant coral fragments on terracotta tiles in Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park, Sai Kung, Hong Kong. The innovative programme may be key to saving the world’s threatened reefs. Photo: AFCD Swire Institute of Marine Science scientists plant coral fragments on terracotta tiles in Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park, Sai Kung, Hong Kong. The innovative programme may be key to saving the world’s threatened reefs. Photo: AFCD
Swire Institute of Marine Science scientists plant coral fragments on terracotta tiles in Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park, Sai Kung, Hong Kong. The innovative programme may be key to saving the world’s threatened reefs. Photo: AFCD
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Tiles to restore corals, designed and 3D printed in Hong Kong, may be key to saving the world’s threatened reefs

  • In a world first, University of Hong Kong marine institute scientists lay clay tiles in marine park where coral was wiped out in twin ecological catastrophes
  • Seeded with living corals, the tiles quickly increased biodiversity. If found to work, they could transform reefs damaged by pollution, fishing and bleaching

Topic |   Environment
Swire Institute of Marine Science scientists plant coral fragments on terracotta tiles in Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park, Sai Kung, Hong Kong. The innovative programme may be key to saving the world’s threatened reefs. Photo: AFCD Swire Institute of Marine Science scientists plant coral fragments on terracotta tiles in Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park, Sai Kung, Hong Kong. The innovative programme may be key to saving the world’s threatened reefs. Photo: AFCD
Swire Institute of Marine Science scientists plant coral fragments on terracotta tiles in Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park, Sai Kung, Hong Kong. The innovative programme may be key to saving the world’s threatened reefs. Photo: AFCD
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