[Coral-List] SECORE workshop & Acropora restoration project Curacao

Dirk Petersen d.petersen at rotterdamzoo.nl
Mon Aug 23 08:25:57 EDT 2010

Dear all, 
The SECOREgroup is currently in Curacao to prepare forthe Acropora spawning. This field workshop is the kick-off for a 3-yearsresearch project aimed at developing restoration techniques for the endangered Acropora palmata and A. cervicornis. A land-based coralculture system is about to be finalized which will serve as a nursery to raiserecruits for a large-scale reintroduction study. 
Therestoration project in Curacao has been set up by the Rotterdam Zoo (Netherlands) and the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium(USA) in collaboration withthe Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany),the CARMABI  Foundation, the Curacao SeaAquarium (Netherlands Antilles) and Diveversity.
If you wantto get more insights in this project and the work of the 18 workshopparticipants, please visit our daily weblog at 
On behalfof all participants and SECORE,
DirkPetersen and Mike Brittsan

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