Coral reef restoration

Australia has just embarked on the most expensive coral reef restoration project in history

Just a few weeks ago, researchers revealed how much humanity has destroyed the ocean’s coral reefs. It was an incredibly disastrous report that indicated that rising ocean temperatures were causing a “bleaching” effect that destroyed massive sections of reef that may never be able to recover. Today, Australia is rallying to try to help repair […]

Coral reef restoration

Smithsonian scientists help pave the way for large-scale coral reef restoration

As global warming, acidification and disease threaten a healthy future for the world’s coral reefs, conservationists have in recent years turned to the lab to study advanced reproductive methods, especially cryopreservation – or freezing. coral eggs, sperm and other materials – as a tool to produce coral larvae. A new article from the Smithsonian Conservation […]

Coral reef restoration

Curacao’s Coral Reef Restoration Effort Celebrates First Anniversary

A coral restoration effort off the coast of the Caribbean island of Curacao celebrated his first birthday last week. The effort started in May 2015 when the Curacao Coral Restoration Foundationthe founders suspended 400 coral fragments from 10 corals “trees.” This Coral nursery, made of PVC pipe, is currently rooted off the coast of Oceanic […]

Coral reef restoration

Mars coral reef restoration empowers Indonesian islanders

The multinational food, beverage and confectionery company Mars, Inc. recently announced the completion of one of the world’s largest coral reef restoration projects off the south coast of Pulau Badi Island, in southern Indonesia. Located just 20 kilometers (~ 12.5 miles) from a Mars cocoa processing plant on the neighboring Indonesian island of Sulawesi, the […]