Conference Proceeding

Introduction to innovations in Marine Science for Corals, Fisheries and Coastal Restoration improving resiliency & productive capacity.

Dr. Leonard Sonnenschein,
Since, 1996 Laboratories at the World Aquarium in St. Louis, Missouri USA have looked at various aspects of coral biology and ecology with focus on establishing knowledge of essential micronutrients for the health of the corals. Over time, with numerous field studies, a number of characteristics are being borne out showing intrinsic nature of marine species to survive by increasing breeding for more and more resiliency for the next generation. With the exponential increase in coastal pollution, the transects of the effects of global warning with significant higher temperatures and violent temperature fluctuations, and decrease in salinities there have been disastrous consequences on global corals. Fisheries have also been affected by these changes and the increasing demand for fish as food which has led to further fishes decline in the population of many commercially fished species and also opened up the decline for new species which are marketed as historical fisheries become extirpated such as the Atlantic Cod, Bluefin Tuna, and, New Zealand’s Orange Roughy (patagonian toothfish). Results will be shared from numerous studies to demonstrate how innovative solutions are being designed to tackle improved production of corals, fisheries and become the basis for future coastal restoration with focus on field trials and laboratory studies. It is hoped that participants will be able to envision the applications of these technologies back home.

Published: 17 July 2017


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