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Ecologists Use the Latest Dental Scanning Technology to Study Young Coral

August 31, 2022
by British Ecological Society


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Inspired by a trip to the dentist, Dr. Kate Quigley presents a new method for monitoring coral size and growth that reduces surveying time by 99%. The methodology and findings are published in Methods in Ecology and Evolution.

Dr. Kate Quigley, a senior research scientist at the Minderoo Foundation who conducted the research at the Australian Institute of Marine Science, and James Cook University, has developed a new non-destructive method for rapidly and safely scanning coral—cutting down on previously laborious and lengthy surveying techniques.

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