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Great Barrier Reef biobank design reveals future for global coral protection – ABC News

The building, with a brief to “secure the future of coral reefs” and designed to resemble a mushroom coral, will house 800 species, research laboratories and an…

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Plans for the world’s first coral biobank in Far North Queensland are a step closer to reality, with architectural designs revealed today.
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  • Architectural designs for the world’s first coral biobank have been revealed
  • About 800 coral species from around the world will be kept at the facility for conservation
  • Tourism bodies say it will be a major drawcard for Port Douglas, in Far North Queensland

If built, the four-storey centre in Port Douglas, described as a ‘Noah’s ark’ for the reef,…

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