Engineering plant coral reefs have been discovered by some experts and giving ways to conserve coral reefs, one of which is the invention of Dr. David Vaughan , in a video entitled “Planting corals back on the reefs can save the planet” at this FB page, he describes the coral restoration and planting back the coral on tht reef will save our future. And very surprising that turns on fast growth of tissue in the coral, or what slows down tissue, we might be able to have remedies for tumors or cancer. And We loved His quote “People think that we’ve ruined this planet by technology but with the technology, we can bring it back”.
We think this video is very meaningful and useful for coral reef conservation jobs and simulation for coral reef projects for students.
This is the incredible innovation, but a lot of pros and cons feedback regarding of this invention as a comments which we quote the following:
François Arguin : Interesting on the growth rate of broken down coral but nothings gonna change if the reason why coral is bleaching is not fixed: Water temperature. Thats like giving a blood transfusion to someone whos got an open, bleeding wound.
Sampath Krishna Pentakota People think that we’ve ruined this planet by technology but with technology with can bring it back ! … Such inspiring words !
Dennis Stone : This article is somewhat misleading; phytoplankton is the top oxygen producer from the ocean, not the coral reefs. However, I agree, we need to protect all bases.
Dennis Stone: Taylor, he said “We’ve lost 25-40% of the world’s corals. And if you wonder if that will make a difference or not, you should ask yourself, do you like to breath? Land plants only produce 1/3 the oxygen we breath, the rest comes from the ocean”. He doesn’t specifically say it comes from coral reefs, but when he starts throwing out statistics about how much coral reef we’ve lost then starts saying things like “do you like to breath?” then follows it up with statistics about how little oxygen land plants produce; Then it becomes misleading. Was anything about his statements incorrect? not necessarily, but definitely misleading.
Think about someone with zero scientific background watching this. They hear “Coral reefs dying, you need oxygen, land plants produce some, ocean produces a lot” That person watching this is not just going to be like “well clearly not all of it is produced from coral reefs” no, with how the information was presented to them, they’ll think “coral reefs keep me from suffocating”. To people like you and me this isn’t misleading, but it can easily manipulate others.
Deril Adha : please anyone, let’s plant, we have to save our planet!
Ron Crier : Has it been determined what killed the coral? Was it the Atom bombs on Nagasaki and Hiroshima, or the nuclear plants in Fukushima that expelled radioactive waste after the tsunami which may still spew radioactive waste without end? Is the planet’s ozone depleted to the degree to match coral deterioration? Replanting may not be the solution…
Steyn van der Velde : Criticizing without offering a sollution doesn’t accomplish anything either…. I think there are many reasons corral is dying at such a massive rate. At least these people are trying to do something about it…
Natasia Larsen : The fact that over 90% of the ocean is unexplored, makes it imossible for around 25-40% of the worlds corals to be KNOWN lost! It could be a theory but not a clean fact
Christopher Black : Coral needs sunlight. The unexplored bits are too deep.
J. Anthony Skuce : That’s good, cuz 90% of coral will die off as we blow past Paris Accord temperature limits. With that coral die off, 25% of fish life will lose their habitat, and 500 million people will lose their livelihood. But in the other hand, Hillary’s emails….
Conan Sakdedeth Tarndamrong : This seems promising. Unfortunately, not enough people are/will be willing to make a difference in Rising Temperatures. Replanting coral is good and all, but it doesn’t solve the basic problem that is Rising sea temperatures and Acidity, but it is a good start.
Romeo BL : People keeps on questioning stated facts rather than merely its intent and purpose. The point here is that he has done something and has leave a legacy for this world. He might mean that corals indirectly account for the majority of oxygen production simply because it serve as a shelter for the living organism there. Without corals then living organism will deplete as well. Just my thoughts..
Gaetano De Luisi fantastic, but what was that comment about oxygen? Corals are animals, not plants which I am sure the guy knows since he is an expert on corals. This means corals don’t produce oxygen but actually use oxygen..
Carlos : Good A better way would be stopping the pollution..especially the radioactive dumping that is going on off the coast of Japan Fukushima disaster which is killing the Pacific Ocean sealife
Craig Zabransky : I love this, but how can we even begin to predict what the ocean will be like in a 100 years? we know so little…. But let’s work together to conserve protect and love what life diversity we have…
Kyle Fitzpatrick : This is sensationalism, corals are not plants, they consume oxygen. The algae that grows on the coral produce the oxygen. The surface of a coral reff is not enough, this is not going to save the planet. They are just helping the marine organisms to adapt to the future.
Rachel Snider : Yes, you can watch this video and think this is a solution. But the reality is that it is like putting a bandaid on a gaping wound. It’s a step in the right direction, but without a global effort to cut carbon emissions and pollution, it’ll be completely futile. So please don’t think that we are anywhere close to saving reefs, because the reality is that we aren’t, and scientists don’t have a viable solution.
Brandi McGugan : Too bad the world’s ocean has become too hot and acidic for these corals that take 20-100 years to flourish….they will never see the day. We have killed our planet. It’s already dead it’s just going to take hundreds of year to be in full effect. Humans are a terminal illness to planets. We want to populate others when we won’t even focus on saving what we have.
Josh Ellis : Look at the saltwater aquarium world. They have been fragging corals for years. Coral are actually pretty hardy. As long as you change conditions slow they adapt. From salinity to temperature to PH levels to light, so long as its slow the corals handle it. So you can slowly change conditions to what they might be in the future and see what can handle it.
Lokeshwari Thakur : Hats off to you sir,atleast you started thinking of itn honestly trying to restore it at your retiring age also, but our youth is still much more away from this fact.
Ben Ecnaletrop : Cool idea. My only concern is with the method. He said he was breaking them apart so they would multiply. Marine biology isn’t my forte, but wouldn’t this promote very little genetic diversity making his planted specimens susceptible to disease?
Mikayla Ioannou : Sarah Carter what do you think? Also to me, while investing time into corals “we think” can adapt the best we limit the genetic diversity in what’s being regrow. I think it’s pretty awesome though and that guy is the best.
Melissa Miracle Mocogni : This won’t change the harmful chemicals that are in the ocean. The reefs will do well at first, then they will become brown and then they will die, again. There is simply too much runoff, chemicals, oil etc in the ocean but at least he is trying to do something. Kudos!
Mariah Fish : In order to save the planet naturally or artificially like this, we need to STOP destroying it!! Our efforts to mask and reverse just a little bit of the damage will never EVER keep up with the damage being done if we don’t completely transform the way we live. I honestly can’t wait until this precious earth we were gifted with takes it all back. We won’t kill the earth. She will be just fine. She’s going to rid of us and then start all over. No doubt in my mind. I welcome that day because humans are awful selfish creatures.
Jenna Lorence: Oh wow, Josh this reminds me of the baby coral we saw scuba diving in Grand Cayman! Remember the baby coral they had planted and it was growing in what they called their new coral nursery? It really does work to plant baby coral to replace the damaged coral to increase the benefits and beauty for generations to come! ?
Thu Minh Nguyen This is a great effort, but with the water temperature keep rising up I don’t think the corals can even last. Just a slight change of any abiotic factors like pH, dissolved oxygen or temperature can damage the corals.
Andy Hainey: How about we challenge animal agriculture which contributes to 51% of all greenhouse gases, more than 3 times the amount of all transport combined. The ocean absorbs 1/3 of all carbon dioxide causing ocean acidification. Changing the coral won’t do dick, changing your rate of animal product consumption is by far the biggest way to make a difference!
Chloé Z Dubé Chan :Okay… maybe I’m ignorant. But I don’t understand what this has to do with oxygen. Coral is a marine invertebrate that does not photosynthesize… Seaweed, phytoplankton, and algae on the other hand…
Ted Allan: Like to think this an evolutionary possibility. But, what happens when the results of this process are introduced to the actual waters where coral is bleaching and dying? Will it survive?
Marie Rush :Thank you for your diligent and wonderful work on this project and research! Dr. Tom Eurell has done similar work in the Caribbean and this is such important work for conservation, coral health and our health and lives.
Ajeesh Ramachandran: Yea.. Yu are never too old to dive.. His life is a lesson. Far from examining the facts, I think its beautiful to think that he s doing all he could to save the planet. I wish evry single human thought the same way and took that leap…
Scott Mitchell Glick: The reason the reefs are disappearing in the first place is pollution and changing water temperatures. Not sure how replanting reefs in water conditions they already can’t survive in will solve the problem.
John Rodriguez: Seems to me no one heard him say they are basically finding the coral that have survived through harsh conditions…to replant and in doing so, hopefully they will be able to survive….grow…..and flourish….
Terri Meinking: I’ve been diving for decades ! I have also noticed that although you can only snorkel in the San Blas Islands of Panama, I noticed that every time the Smithsonian did a core sample of the coral, it would die ! They wouldn’t even go back to check the giant brain corals,etc. Eventually the Kunas kicked them out, for various reasons
Jacob Fenske: I honestly have a question of what if sense of the coral was grown in captivity it doesn’t mix with the ecosystem correctly and ends up killing the fish life also. Just thinking worst-case scenario here.
Miya DeVoogd: Some great ideas, but with ocean acidification happening from increased carbon and ocean warming happing from climate change, many corals will still die (mostly from warming waters). They’ll be bleached. Maybe we can focus on what types of coral will survive these upcoming changes and make them more resilient ?
Steve Ferguson Coral doesn’t produce oxygen, they’re animals. Saving coral is super important, but that line about needing the ocean to breathe is a non-sequitar. It’s true, but unrelated to this video.
Melinda Blais: I have a question…I found two sea fans not attached to the reef, but detached and laying on their sides in the sea grass. Are they still alive and able to eventually reattach itself to another reef? Or is it considered dead? I’m hoping by your information that they were still alive.