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LADY ELLIOT ISLAND, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 15: A Hawksbill sea turtle is seen swimming on January 15, 2012 in Lady Elliot Island, Australia. Lady Elliot Island is one of the three island resorts in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (GBRMPA) with the highest designated classification of Marine National Park Zone by GBRMPA. The island of approximately 40 hectares lies 46 nautical miles north-east of the Queensland town of Bundaberg and is the southern-most coral cay of the Great Barrier Reef. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

One man is using the power of 3-D printing to try and benefit the world.

Alex Schofield said to IFL Science that he had a friend ask if he could 3-D print coral, which led him down the road of starting the project. Coral reefs have been threatened by pollution, overfishing, and climate change, and according to IFL Science, SECORE International says about half of the world’s reefs have died in the last thirty years.

Schofield’s creation is being tested in the San Francisco Bay, and marine life has begun to populate the reef. He hopes his work can be used by others in the wild and other applications.
Source: IFL Science