Efforts to Promote Coral Spawning

Scientists estimate that as many as 20 percent of the coral reefs worldwide have been destroyed. We talk with a scientist who is working to give some Caribbean corals in the Florida Keys a better chance of survival — by giving a boost to their reproductive activities.


Margaret W. Miller, benthic ecologist, NOAA-Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center; adjunct assistant professor, Marine Biology and Fisheries Division, Rosenstiel School at the University of Miami in Florida