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16 March 2017 Video length icon 2:09
Video tags icon Coral, coral reefs, conservation, coral husbandry, wild harvesting coral, David Suggett, UTS, Climate Change Cluster, industry partners, coral compounds, sustainable harvesting, bioactive compounds.

Associate Professor David Suggett leads the Future Reefs research program in the UTS Climate Change Cluster (C3). His team is developing unique facilities and techniques to work with coral related industries so that wild harvesting of corals can be reduced and coral reef ecosystems protected and conserved. The team is also investigating potential for bioactive compounds.

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