[Coral-List] Coral Transplant

Don Baker reefpeace at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 17 17:17:10 EDT 2009

Hi Rodney:

Though there are a few good publications out there on this issue, one of the first efforts that I personally undertook when starting this type of work was to fully investigate the damaged reef itself for evidence / indication of the corals that used to thrive there in the first place. Oftentimes, corals are transplanted to reefs in which they never grew there successfully. 

Another point is to try to help along a reef with what I call the "First Blood" types (Acropora, Pocillopora,Montipora...) [if you in the Pacific that is] These coral types seem to be the first ones to successfully settle on disturbed reef areas, bridge works over newly dredged out reef platforms, etc.


Alternate Email: donbjr95 at hotmail.com

"Dedication and motivated direction in achieving specific goals related to the care and protection of living things is not necessarily a guaranteed formula for success.  Success is, more often than not, a direct result of a person’s passion in addition to the above formula." [Don Baker, Marine Conservationist/Activist, 1998]

--- On Thu, 6/18/09, rodney <r.bonne at scmrt-mpa.sc> wrote:

From: rodney <r.bonne at scmrt-mpa.sc>
Subject: [Coral-List] Coral Transplant
To: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
Date: Thursday, June 18, 2009, 5:56 AM

Dear Listers: 

Recently my team and I have been assigned on a project to try and restored a
big part of a reef which has been under anthropological threats. We were
advised to undergo such project by the means of (Transporting Corals) Coral
Can any of you provide me with a few recommendation about what to use and
how to glue corals to the substrates?

Any info will be very much appreciated,Joseph

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