Scientists Breed a New Generation of "Super Corals"

Clip: Season 48 Episode 4 | 4m 45s | Video has closed captioning.

Some corals, called "super corals," are more resistant to temperature changes and bleaching. Discover how scientist Ruth Gates began a "super coral" breeding program to create more resilient reefs.

Aired: 04/21/21

Rating: NR

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