Coral Reproduction and Cryopreservation News
Jul. 26, 2022
For the first time, a tropical sea urchin — a species intrinsically linked to the long-term health and survival of coral reefs — was grown successfully from cryopreserved embryos.
Jun. 07, 2021
From the deepest trenches to the shallowest shores and across five basins, water circulates in one interconnected system: the world ocean. This World Ocean Day, discover how seemingly different...
Dec. 27, 2018
The Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute is dedicated to saving species. Every year, its team of conservationists here and around the globe works hard to make that mission a...
Dec. 12, 2018
Smithsonian and Partners Pioneer Method to Boost Endangered Coral Populations Separated by Vast Distances
Smithsonian scientists and partners in Florida and Curaçao have become the first to use cryopreserved (frozen) coral sperm to support gene migration of coral populations that would otherwise remain...
Jul. 13, 2017
Smithsonian Scientist and Partners Revolutionize Vital Conservation Tool With Use of Gold Nanotechnology and Lasers
A new cryopreservation study has sweeping implications for wildlife conservation and human health. In a paper published July 13 in ACS Nano, the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and...
Jun. 30, 2016
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) scientists are working furiously to beat the bleaching clock and cryopreserve coral. But, they’ve run into a wall: bleaching is causing coral to...
Dec. 01, 2014
This update was written by Virginia Carter, a Smithsonian coral biologist with the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology
Nov. 01, 2012
Coral reefs around the world are being impacted at an alarming rate. Globally, reefs face rising ocean temperatures and resulting ocean acidification.
Mar. 01, 2010
By Mike Henley, Invertebrate Exhibit Keeper at the National Zoo