Coral Vita’s Sam Teicher discusses the urgent status of the world’s coral reefs and how we can restore them by rapidly and effectively growing climate-change resilient coral. The world’s first land-based coral farm, Coral Vita [https://coralvita.co/], aims to help scale up reef restoration globally using breakthrough technologies and nature-based solutions, including micro-fragmentation and assisted evolution.
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Learn about the critical role coral plays in marine ecosystems and how restoring it is essential to our collective future. Current and recent, unprecedented mass bleaching events affecting the Great Barrier Reef, highlights the importance of taking urgent action on behalf of our oceans and reefs worldwide. Act now while there is still time to turn the tide!
Sam Teicher is the Co-Founder and Chief Reef Officer of Coral Vita, a company that’s working to scale reef restoration globally by growing resilient coral up to 50x faster, and transplanting them into sites degraded by warming and acidifying ocean currents. Previously, Sam worked to implement climate resiliency initiatives at the Obama White House. He has been in love with the ocean since becoming a scuba diver as a child.
Interview by Carry Kim
Hosted by Jessica Aldridge
Engineer: Blake Lampkin
Executive Producer: Jack Eidt
Show Created by Mark and JP Morris
Music: Javier Kadry
Updated 2 August 2020