Spawning Hope

Elkhorn Coral

Marine biologists are concerned about the genetic health of many endangered coral species. This short film follows a team of scientists as they attempt to use cryopreserved coral sperm to introduce DNA to new populations of elkhorn coral. If this technique works, it could have a lasting impact on how conservationists are able to protect and restore endangered corals from near-extinction.


  • Director: Roshan Patel

  • Producer: Roshan Patel

  • Duration: 9min 46sec

  • Category: Short Short