coral reef

UvA seeding unit with coral growing on it
Jan 5 '18 10:00

The University of Amsterdam achieved a great breakthrough in the preservation of coral reefs. Research by the university's Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamic found a successful method of breeding coral species, the university announced. 

The results were recently published on the scientific magazine Scientific Reports.   

Curacao Reef
Apr 28 '17 11:45

A large piece of coral near the island of Curacao was severely damaged. The perpetrator is believed to be construction company BAM, who is currently building a pier for cruise ships and other large vessels on the island, NOS reports.

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Aug 29 '16 15:30

The Dutch authorities discovered over 2 thousand kilograms of coral, skins, skulls and bones of protected and endangered animals in a office building and five warehouses in Brabant. This "record" discovery was made in a wildlife crime investigation launched after the discovery 345 kilos of coral in a shipping container in Rotterdam, the police said in a statement on Monday.

Aug 18 '14 07:53

A tourist ferry boat sank off the waters by Sumbawa, on its way from Lombok to Komodo on Friday. After floating in the water for 40 hours, another thirteen tourists were saved. In total, 23 people have been saved, including five Dutch tourists. Two unidentified persons are still missing, De Volkskrant reports.

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