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Mussel Polymers’ Glue May Help Restore Coral Reefs

While scuba diving off the California coast, the founding scientist of Ben Franklin client Mussel Polymers, Inc. was struck by how well shellfish like mussels and oysters were able to hold on to rocks, even in strong currents. In this video we learn how his team used the principles of biomimicry to create a synthetic material that has similar capabilities to mussel adhesive. This glue might help us restore coral reefs more quickly and at a higher rate of success, so that these magical underwater worlds, which are so critical to the health of our planet, continue to help support the world ecosystem well into the future.