Wednesday, February 1

Tag: Coral Reef

Science

How a Hong Kong startup is using 3D-printed tiles to help restore coral reefs

A startup in Hong Kong is trying to help coral adapt to the problems humans have caused — with its innovative use of 3D printing and terracotta. More coral species live in part of Hong Kong's subtropical water than in the Caribbean, but the swath of the South China Sea used to boast even more natural beauty."We believe that this area was a coral paradise," David Baker, a coral ecologist at the University of Hong Kong, told CBS News. "Those who are still with us from the World War II generation, these people tell you the water was crystal clear, that there were coral everywhere." But as Hong Kong industrialized, runoff and pollution bled into the waters.So Baker co-founded Archireef, an eco-engineering startup, to rebuild the "paradise lost."  ...