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How 3D printing could help save Hong Kong's coral

13/09/2021 07:45 PM | Click to read full article

With a reputation as a concrete jungle, few know that Hong Kong is one of Asia's most biodiverse cities and boasts more hard coral species than the Caribbean. But these corals are under threat from pollution and rapid urban development. 

ArchiREEF, a spin-out company from Hong Kong University, says it has a solution: 3D-printed terracotta tiles designed to help corals grow and restore ocean life.