[Coral-List] Coral Reef Restoration in Florida

Sarah Frias-Torres sfrias_torres at hotmail.com
Thu Mar 3 10:41:37 EST 2016

we have a paper currently in review addressing successful coral reef restoration.
This is from the USAID-funded large-scale coral reef restoration project I led in Seychelles, Indian Ocean.
Once published (hopefully), I'll share the information here.

In the meantime, here's the CNN International coverage of our project

Sarah Frias-Torres, Ph.D. 
Twitter: @GrouperDoc
Blog: http://grouperluna.wordpress.com
From: coral-list-bounces at coral.aoml.noaa.gov <coral-list-bounces at coral.aoml..noaa.gov> on behalf of Dennis Hubbard <dennis.hubbard at oberlin.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 8:48 AM
To: Douglas Fenner
Cc: coral list
Subject: Re: [Coral-List] Coral Reef Restoration in Florida

Hi all:

We've seen a number of these kinds of documentaries and have all seen
corals hung on clothes lines seemingly doing will. All the ones I've seen
have been in passing and, while local dives shops allude to it "working
great" I have never seen colonies out on the reef unless they settled there
on their own (lots of small to mid-sized *A. palmata*, for example).

Does anyone have references for papers that describe successful
"restoration" (i.e., corals growing out, reproducing and starting to create
even a small "reef community") using any of these methods?


On Wed, Mar 2, 2016 at 12:39 AM, Douglas Fenner <
douglasfennertassi at gmail.com> wrote:

> Corals in the popular news:
> An Atlantic Magazine video on YouTube: "A Breakthrough for coral reef
> restoration"
> http://youtu.be/qHKpcnn5Tws
> Cheers,  Doug
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