Implanted visual cells help the retina regenerate.
Now, a Brazilian marine biologist is working on regenerating entire coral landscapes. Her secret?
Probiotics. As well as being good for our gut, the living microorganisms make coral more resistant too.
After treatment with the helpful bacteria, around 40% of coral reefs were able to withstand the influence of heat, oil and other harmful substances.
The method is currently being tested in the Red Sea to establish when and where it could be best implemented.
And it’s not just anemone fish and octopuses that will benefit from coral’s survival. These 40 diving marine conservationists have a stake too.