coral restoration

Coral Spawning Recorded Across The Caribbean August 2020

The full moon in August is a frenzied time for Caribbean coral scientists. Three of the Caribbean’s most iconic coral species, Staghorn (Acropora cervicornis), Elkhorn (Acropora palmata), and Pillar Coral (Dendrogyra cylindrus), are preparing for one big night of synchronized…

3D Printed Terra-Cotta Coral Tiles Deployed Around Hong Kong

Marine scientists and architects from the Swire Institute of Marine Science (SWIMS) of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and its Robotic Fabrication Lab of the faculty of architecture have created a novel 3D print terra-cotta tiles that will act…

Coral Gametes Documented For The First Time In Wild Transplanted Corals

BREAKTHROUGH: RESTORED CORALS READY TO BECOME PARENTS August 4, 2020—Sarasota, FL—For the first time, massive corals restored to Florida’s Coral Reef are ready to become parents in the wild—a breakthrough in Mote Marine Laboratory’s scientific efforts to restore critically imperiled…

Coral Lok Makes Planting Coral Frags As Simple As Twist And Go

The Coral Lok system is a two-part design with a screw-shaped frag plug that fits into modular reef cells embedded with a female threaded Coral Lok receiver. The system is currently designed for coral restoration projects on the natural reef, however, aquarists…

Onna Coral Field in Okinawa Japan

A recent image posted by Lagoon Diving showing off Acropora growth in Okinawa had us curious to learn more about this iconic reef restoration project. The Onna coral field project started more than twenty years ago when, following a bleaching…

CORALPALOOZA Goes Digital With Their First Online Event.

For the past five years, on World Ocean’s Day, the Coral Restoration Foundation™ takes an army of ocean lovers to restore coral reefs in Florida and around the world.  This year, however, is a bit different. The yearly event named Coralpalooza™…

Aquariums are Saving the Last Florida Pillar Corals

A team of Scientist and Aquarist from the Florida Aquarium, last month broke the news for spawning in captivity for the first time, the last remaining live colonies of Pillar coral (Dendrogyra cylindrus) known from Florida state waters.  Aquarium Industry…

Dive Munda Solomon Islands Has A Coral Nursery!

Munda Solomon Islands A few years ago I met Belinda, one of the owners of Dive Munda, and we quickly became friends. After chatting for a while about scuba diving, the Solomon Islands, and yes you guessed it CORALS, Belinda…

Rip Curl School of Surf Partners With Ocean Gardener in Sanur Bali

Rip Curl, the Rip Curl School of Surf and the Prama Beach Hotel Sanur are proud to announce their support and collaboration with the NGO “Ocean Gardener”, with the installation of their first Coral Gardener nursery in front of the…

The Indo Ban Is Still On, But Corals Are Growing Out Nicely

Bali Aquarium – Serangan Coral Farm The pictures speak for themselves. Left to grow for a nearly a year without even a trim, the Bali Aquarium coral farm racks are starting to get out of control! The overgrown racks are…