GBRF article: Heron Island and the “frozen zoo”

Here’s an article published by the Great Barrier Reef Foundation about the recent collaborative expedition to Heron Island.


This article discusses the “frozen zoo” cryobank at the Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo.  It also has the great advantage that it features a photo of our post-doctoral fellow, Dr. Jon Daly!


National Geographic article: GBR conservation work

National Geographic has published an article (link here) about the recent expedition to Heron Island undertaken by Australian researchers and several members of Dr. Mary Hagedorn’s lab.


During the November 2017 spawn, this collaborative team successfully froze sperm from several Great Barrier Reef coral species that were, until now, not represented in the Taronga Zoo’s cryobanks.  A list of new species is available on our frozen banks page.


Dr. Hagedorn interviewed on All Things Marine

Dr. Mary Hagedorn was recently invited to speak on the All Things Marine radio show, which is hosted by Carlie Wiener and sponsored by COSEE Island Earth and the Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology.  She and two other guests, Dr. Zac Forsman (Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology) and Dr. Sonia Rowley (Bishop Museum), talk about the future of coral reproduction and conservation.


To listen, please go to the All Things Marine site and scroll down to “Tuesday November 21, 2017 – An In-Depth Look at Corals”, or click play below.



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