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    REEFSCAPERS Inspires Hope with Coral Propagation Projects

    These photos put a big smile on my face today. Coral propagation is arguably the ultimate restitutive justice that we can provide the ocean’s coral reefs. REEFSCAPERS has been extremely successful in their projects that utilize coral trays, zip ties and fragmented Acropora spp. Read the full story here at Sea Way Blog and REEFSCAPERS. […]

    These photos put a big smile on my face today.

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    Coral propagation is arguably the ultimate restitutive justice that we can provide the ocean’s coral reefs. REEFSCAPERS has been extremely successful in their projects that utilize coral trays, zip ties and fragmented Acropora spp. Read the full story here at Sea Way Blog and REEFSCAPERS.

     

    10 Comments

    1. Pål svendsrud
      April 28, 2009 at 4:26 AM | Permalink

      Check out this website also http://www.biorock.net/
      They connect a small electric-current to the structure, and corals grow up to 4 times faster.

    2. Jeremy Maneyapanda
      April 28, 2009 at 6:18 AM | Permalink

      That is awesome.

    3. Nate Ellis
      April 28, 2009 at 7:16 AM | Permalink

      Also a very cool idea in terms of form for the less traditional stony keeper. Imagine large organic sculptural forms covered with monocultures of stony corals…

    4. LeeS
      April 28, 2009 at 9:27 AM | Permalink

      That is awesome. Wish I could do that in my tank.

    5. Keith Sirmans
      April 28, 2009 at 10:01 AM | Permalink

      Thank you for sharing that. Gave me permagrin with each new growth pic. AWESOME!

    6. April 28, 2009 at 11:42 AM | Permalink

      A-maz-ing.

    7. Brandon
      April 28, 2009 at 12:45 PM | Permalink

      That is awesome. I wish they had something in the picture that gave you some sort of size reference.

    8. April 28, 2009 at 2:13 PM | Permalink

      There are some cool photos on the website also. For size reference it looks like 3/4 or 1″ re-bar and about 3′ in diameter.

    9. April 29, 2009 at 8:08 AM | Permalink

      I just got back from a trip to Cozumel, where we saw a field of Reeballs off shore that were installed to help repopulate the reef, which was damaged severely by a series of recent hurricanes. They didn’t have the great coral growth rates as in the photos in this post, but it is really cool to see proactive conservation efforts out there. Here’s a link for more info on the Cozumel Reefball project:

      http://www.reefball.org/album/mexico/cozumel/NationalMarineParkProjects/PlayaDzulHa/index.html

    10. Yuwono
      April 30, 2009 at 1:53 AM | Permalink

      hooraaaayy………..I’ve seen it in TV before..this is amaziiing….

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    1. […] The report also states that 40% of the coral reefs and mangroves in the area have been lost over the past 40 years. However, it says if action is taken on global warming, over fishing, and pollution we can prevent the reef’s collapse. (How about an order of restitutive justice?) […]

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