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On Pangasinan reef, scientists play wet nurse to new corals

ALAMINOS CITY---With bated breath, researchers from the University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute (UPMSI) in Bolinao town waited for the birth of unusual babies in the dark and watery delivery room. Hours later, a beautiful hue of orange filled Magsaysay reef as pregnant corals expelled millions of gametes (sperm and eggs cells) into the ocean, which divers caught and sealed inside canisters before transferring them to a nursery. Since early May, researchers have been collecting g

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