Congratulations to Toh Tai Chong and colleagues from the Reef Ecology Lab.
Tai Chong’s recent work on “Augmenting the Post-Transplantation Growth and Survivorship of Juvenile Scleractinian Corals via Nutritional Enhancement” has been published in PLOS ONE.
The journal article has also been reported by Kayla Graham on the international scientific news website EurekAlert in “Feeding increases coral transplant survival“.
What do these results mean? Tai Chong suggested that “the results have underlined the feasibility of feeding juvenile corals as a supplementary measure to enhance coral transplant survival on the reef, and this could be applied to both aquaculture and restoration efforts.”
Full citation: Toh TC, Ng CSL, Peh JWK, Toh KB, Chou LM (2014) Augmenting the Post-Transplantation Growth and Survivorship of Juvenile Scleractinian Corals via Nutritional Enhancement. PLoS ONE 9(6): e98529. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0098529