Veteran Coral Farmer Kicks off Coral Restoration Project in Bali

Vincent Chalias is a pioneer of coral farming and for several years now he’s been using this experience to restore coral reefs around Bali Indonesia. With the support of well known surfer brands and some of their pro-surfers, Ocean Gardener…

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…

Aqualink Is Giving Away Smart Buoys For Ocean Research

A new ocean philanthropy organization, Aqualink, is giving away smart buoys with a temperature sensor. The sensors can be used to monitor reef temperature in real-time as well as connect into a global monitoring network. Applications from both reef restoration…

Coral Snorkeling, Murex Bangka Back Reef

Coral Snorkeling Murex Bangka Back Reef When visiting Bangka island, you don’t have to go far to experience world-class coral snorkeling. The coral reef behind Murex Bangka Resort has an impressive diversity of marine life which is easy to spot…

Protecting Our Elders – Hundred Year Old Pavona clavus Corals

Pavona clavus is a coral species which is well documented for its often colossal size. However, what is even more impressive is the age of these large coral colonies, with some reaching hundreds of years in age. When we think…

Coral Farming in Bali Indonesia

Coral Farming in Bali Indonesia Coral reefs are at risk. Climate change, population growth, and coastal development among others are threatening the health of coral reefs at an ever-increasing pace. Coral farming is an approach to coral restoration which allows for…