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

1m x 2m plastic mesh covered table

sand extraction sites

OUR CORAL NURSERIES ON SOUTH MALE ATOLL, MALDIVES

corals attacked by Drupella snails

detached fragments in sand channels

watch a video showing one of our coral nurseries

A rope nursery showing 2 months of growth

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

fragments attached to coral rock with nails/cable ties

corals competing with algae

coral gardening approach

diseased corals 

5-10 m long nylon ropes suspended in the water

recruits attached to rubble in dredging sites

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NURSERY DESIGNS