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Saving Caribbean Coral Reef With A High-Tech Hand

Carnegie Airborne Observatory researchers map coral reefs in Caribbean to aid with post-hurricane reconstruction.

ST. CROIX The Carnegie Airborne Observatory spent 16 days flying over a region devastated by hurricanes, using advanced tools to discover the extent of coral reef cover and assess its condition. The data will help with coral restoration efforts.

Researchers deployed the world's most advanced Earth measurement system over the Caribbean Sea this month to chart coral reefs in unprecedented detail. The maps will be used to develop marine conservation plans in a region devastated last year by back-to-back Category 5 hurricanes.

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