TF6.7.5 SBIR Coral University of Melbourne
Coral bleaching is having an increasing impact on the Great Barrier Reef, affecting biodiversity and threatening the future of the Reef. Application of an ultra-thin film containing light-reflecting particles to the water surface has the potential to attenuate light entering the water body, therefore reducing the intensity of bleaching. The film tested here is biodegradable and composed of materials already present in the marine environment. It can be rapidly applied on the most threatened reefs in times of need, and represents a highly flexible and scalable approach to protect coral populations exposed to extreme temperatures. This project will investigate the feasibility of these films to reduce light intensity under field conditions, therefore reducing the severity of bleaching during warm water events
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