Spawning an intervention

In this wonderfully written article by Michelle Nijhuis, the work of Valerie Chamberland is explained on her view on raising baby corals.

“Corals are in a critical situation, but they’re not as flimsy as we think,” says Chamberland. “If we give them a chance to deal with just one or two stresses instead of six, some can survive, and those that do are the ones we should be studying. We should be asking, ‘What do they do that makes them win?’”

The article extensively explains about how this process comes about; from Embryo, to Larva, to Polyp and ultimately an entire Colony. Valerie explains also on why she focuses the why certain corals survive rather than why some corals don't.

The complete article can be found here.