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    BBC Fiji Coral Gardening Video

    Dedicated coral gardeners are doing their part to restore the declining reefs in Fiji. Watch as these men and women propagate corals and then re-seed the wild reefs in an effort to restore them to their former glory. (Note the vibrant colors and rapid growth!)┬áThis is a pilot project currently underway, that is being highlighted […]

    Dedicated coral gardeners are doing their part to restore the declining reefs in Fiji. Watch as these men and women propagate corals and then re-seed the wild reefs in an effort to restore them to their former glory. (Note the vibrant colors and rapid growth!)┬áThis is a pilot project currently underway, that is being highlighted by BBC in the documentary series “South pacific”. The film was made under the guidance of Jonathan Clay who was grateful enough to share this clip to the world.

    10 Comments

    1. Richard from Texas
      August 31, 2009 at 7:23 AM | Permalink

      nice video

    2. August 31, 2009 at 10:18 AM | Permalink

      excellent video. I recognize some of the species from my own tank.
      Thanks for posting Eric

    3. August 31, 2009 at 11:47 PM | Permalink

      Great growth shots there. Man I wish I lived by that water, so clear and so nice looking.

    4. September 13, 2009 at 11:12 AM | Permalink

      awsome clip,did put it on my website.

      thanx peter
      netherlands.

    5. September 16, 2009 at 1:27 AM | Permalink

      Very nice video! Hope we can participate and do our share too.

    6. September 16, 2009 at 2:52 PM | Permalink

      I like the way they are using plastic trestles, in the Salomons we used metal lath trestle that ended up being astronomically expensive to import and short lived (a few years). I don’t know about that handaxe/nailpuller the diver was using to harvest, we used a hammer and chisel, much more effective, and less bruised hands. the site selection is perfect.

    7. September 19, 2009 at 11:58 AM | Permalink

      Inspiring video. Shame they had to let it get trashed first but never mind, at least this is a positive response.

      Could these countries not support more of this by selling a proportion of the maricultured coral to the aquarium hobby? SPS coral grows like weed in the right conditions.

      I’d love to see something similar with LPS and rarer coralmorphs and anemones. Their selective harvest is really worrying me at the moment.

    8. Jennifer
      October 13, 2009 at 10:07 AM | Permalink

      Who’s narrating this? Jack Davenport? http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0202603/

    9. Victoria Marshall
      June 12, 2010 at 12:50 AM | Permalink

      Shared this immediately to my facebook home page!! a Must see to give us all hope!!

    10. Victoria Marshall
      June 11, 2010 at 7:50 PM | Permalink

      Shared this immediately to my facebook home page!! a Must see to give us all hope!!

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