O Oceanário de Lisboa successfully recreated the annual reproductive cycle of corals, which resulted in the release of cells from three species of tropical corals, with Australian origin. This is considered a innovative and pioneering project for the sexual reproduction of corals in aquariums🇧🇷
O The aim of this project is to increase the knowledge and ability to sexually reproduce various species of coralsconfident for the conservation of coral reefs, which are highly threatened. Many species are at risk of extinction and one of the factors that most contribute to this is the climate changes🇧🇷
In a statement, the Lisbon Oceanarium highlights that the survival of corals is dependent on the work carried out in an environment controlled by several international institutionscommitted to contributing to the preservation of these habitats.
The Oceanário de Lisboa team has managed, so far, to induce different stages of the reproductive process, which gave rise to a new coral. Once achieved, the next step is to increase the number of possible species to play in aquariums and contribute to the conservation of corals.