1m x 2m plastic mesh covered table

recruits attached to rubble in dredging sites

coral gardening approach

sand extraction sites

OUR CORAL NURSERIES ON SOUTH MALE ATOLL, MALDIVES

diseased corals 

We grow corals from small clippings taken from larger donor colonies and fragments of detached corals

  • The fragments are attached to nylon ropes or plastic mesh tables with cable ties
  • ​New tissue and skeleton quickly grows over the plastic 
  • The fragments grow and produce new branches 
  • After 12-18 months, the nursery grown corals are transplanted onto a degraded reef
  • Corals of the same species are planted in clusters to enhance their reproduction

5-10 m long nylon ropes suspended in the water

watch a video showing one of our coral nurseries

fragments attached to coral rock with nails/cable ties

corals attacked by Drupella snails

detached fragments in sand channels

A rope nursery showing 2 months of growth

SOURCES OF CORAL















NURSERY DESIGNS

corals competing with algae

Plastic mesh nursery table with staghorn coral showing 5 months of growth