Marine shocks could help restore coral damage

Shocks, such as tropical storms, could be used to restore damaged coral according to a new study conducted by Australian and Swedish marine scientists.

Healthy coral reefs are naturally resilient to shocks, however damaged reefs can become inundated with weeds and damaging organisms.

Originally thought of as destructive to reef systems, researchers argue such shocks could rid reefs of damaging organisms and free them up to regenerate.

Read more at Ecology Society of America