As the climate changes and oceanic heat waves become commonplace, corals bleach and reefs die off. Now, marine biologists from across the world are teaming up to counteract this catastrophe with a technique called assisted evolution. Follow scientists as they attempt to crossbreed heat-resistant corals—and even transplant corals’ algae—in a race to save reefs from extinction.
NOVA, “Reef Rescue” at PBS
Didn’t we just used to call this process crossbreeding? How did it get upgraded to “assisted evolution?” If it’s crossbreeding, it isn’t unintelligent, which evolution is supposed to be.