Global Coral Reefs are in Peril

Scientists show that probiotics can help

Rising global ocean temperatures are a major threat to coral reefs, but exciting new research published by J. Craig Venter Institute scientists and an international team of collaborators has brought us one step closer to finding a way to protect them by developing a new probiotic to act as a proactive therapeutic.

Corals that were treated showed an increased survival rate of 40%. While these results are promising, the team needs your help to take their research to the next level. Philanthropic funding will allow scientists to improve their understanding of coral’s immune system, helping to refine the probiotic and increase its effectiveness.

Read more about this research in Forbes and Science News, or the complete publication in the journal Science Advances.


Jill Mullen
Senior Vice President
Philanthropy & Strategic Alliances


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