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London and Singapore to spearhead pioneering synchronous coral spawning project: The Horniman Museum & Gardens...

London and Singapore to spearhead pioneering synchronous coral spawning project: The Horniman Museum & Gardens...

A collection of live corals has travelled from a South East Asian reef to a South East London aquarium, as part of a pioneering tandem experiment spanning 6,736 miles and two continents. The study, run by the Horniman Museum and Gardens Aquarium in Forest Hill and the S.E.A. Aquarium at Resorts World Sentosa, aims to reproduce captive corals simultaneously in South London and Singapore. Following their journey, the 14 specimens of Table coral, Acropora hyacinthus are now being kept behind the scenes at the Horniman’s Aquarium, in carefully-controlled conditions replicating those of their home reef. S.E.A. Aquarium are keeping a set of their own locally-sourced corals in the same conditions. Jamie Craggs, Aquarium curator at the Horniman Museum and Gardens, says: ‘We’re hoping our new corals here will spawn, casting eggs and sperm into the surrounding water, at the same tim...

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