[Coral-List] Coral Transplant

David Fisk davefisk at gmail.com
Thu Jun 18 13:25:03 EDT 2009

Hello Joseph

I suggest plenty more planning and thinking is put into such a scheme
before anything else is started.

The pertinent questions that have to be addressed first are:

1. Why is the reef degraded ?
2. Why is intervention the main response - why not natural recovery?
3. Are the sources of that degradation still present or not?

If degradatiion sources are still present, eliminate them first, otherwise
your transplants will also die and you will have wasted your time and money.

Fundamental stuff, but too often this first step is ignored.

After those questions are answered, and natural regeneration is not
questions of scale, funding, transplant source, and maintenance
provisions etc, all become relevant.

There are Manuals available to outline the details how to go about it:
eg, Reef Restoration Guidelines - Edwards & Gomez_GEF Publication.


Dave Fisk

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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