Saving the coral reefs with assisted reproduction
Researchers think so. Scientists in the UK, Australia and the US are experimenting with using a technique very similar to in vitro fertilization to help restore the coral reefs of the world. In turns out that coral are very poor at reproducing and restoring their populations following environmental insults such as climate change or storms. They are hoping to use techniques similar to those used in helping infertile couples conceive to reseed bleached areas in the reefs.
Only time will tell if this will work.