The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) has conducted a study intended to improve the preservation of coral reefs in the Red Sea due to the increasing temperatures of seas and oceans caused by global warming and climate change.
The research, carried out with the help of university experts and researchers, focused on a specific type of coral reef known scientifically as Mussismilia hispida.
The research focused on a specific type of coral reef known scientifically as Mussismilia hispida
The study revealed that these reefs’ interconnections change. This prompted researchers to develop strong biological helpers using the same reef and its associated bacteria that live inside its tissue. This was achieved by grinding and soaking it in seawater solution, launching the bacteria, and isolating hundreds of its species to study their genetic and metabolism ability.