Curacao and Bonaire Restorations

Learning Restoration Techniques

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Learning how to attach corals to trees
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Building a nursery structure
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Installing corals in nursery
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Tools of the trade
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Structure Completed!
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Out-planting in Bonaire

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Cleaning nursery structures
Cleaning of the coral trees is a necessary part of the process to protect the growing corals in the nursery. Routine cleaning helps to keep damaging algae and natural predators away.
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Out-planting Elkhorn Coral
When the corals have matured in the nursery, they are taken to the areas of the reef to be out-planted on the reef. Elkhorn are planted on the bottom on solid surfaces like rocks. Algae and surface contaminants are scraped away and the elkhorn coral is mounted on the substrate using marine epoxy.
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Success!
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