[Coral-List] Cost of Moving Coral Heads?

Jean Jaubert jmjaubert at wanadoo.fr
Mon Oct 5 16:11:53 EDT 2015

October 5, 2015

Dear Charles,

35 years ago Claude Bouchon, his wife and I transpanted coral heads, 
which otherwise would have been destroyed because of the enlargement 
of the port of Aqaba (Jordan). The operation was really cheap because 
we used large bags filled with air to lift them and then a small boat 
was powerful enough to tow them from the original site to a safe place

Bouchon C., Jaubert J., Bouchon-Navaro Y. (1981). Evolution ofa 
semi-artificial reefbuilt by transplanting coral heads. Tethys 10: 

Best regards,

Jean Jaubert

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>There have been some recent examples of moving corals for dredging 
>and port projects such in Key West and in the Port of Miami. I am 
>curious, what does it cost to move corals in terms of real dollars? 
>Is it charged by the piece? By the size? By surface area?
>Input from anyone who has been involved in something like this would 
>be appreciated.
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