Australia’s Great Barrier Reef expedition to explore climate change-resistant coral; Anna Sansom; France 24

Australia – Great Barrier Reef

A scientific research expedition, funded by the tourism industry, to a remote part of the Great Barrier Reef will look for climate change-resistant coral in a bid to understand how coral can survive.

Great Barrier Reef Legacy (GBR Legacy), a nonprofit organisation, will launch the 21-day trip in November, inviting more than 10 scientists, including Australia’s Charlie Veron — known as the “godfather of coral”, on the research boat.

During the expedition, Veron — former chief scientist at the Australian Institute of Marine Science — will search for “super corals”, species that have the strongest capacity to cope with rising temperatures.

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