Coral biologists are concerned about the genetic health of many endangered coral. This short film follows a team of scientists as they attempt to use cryopreserved coral sperm to introduce coral DNA to new populations of elkhorn coral. If this technique works, it could have lasting impacts on how conservationists are able to protect and restore endangered coral species from near extinction. Produced by Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute.


Spawning Hope

2019 US 10 min
Festival Year: 2020
Director: Roshan Patel
Types: Documentary, Short, Watch Now
Topic: Climate Change, Freshwater & Oceans

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