[Coral-List] Coral Reef Restoration in Florida

Phanor Montoya-Maya phmontoya at gmail.com
Fri Mar 4 11:34:25 EST 2016

Dear Dennis,
To substantiate Sarah´s comment, I invite you to check the following book
of abstracts and YouTube Channel. We have documented and continue
documenting the successful transplantation of 24,431 nursery-grown coral
colonies from ten different branching and tabular species that were
transplanted, between November 2012 to July 2014, into 5,225 m2 of degraded
reef in the Seychelles.


   Coral transplantation effects on fish and benthic community structure at a
   naturally damaged coral reef. 9th WIOMSA Scientific Symposium, At Port
   Edward, South Africa. 26 – 31 October 2015. p. 132.
   - SHAH, N.J., P.H. MONTOYA-MAYA, S. FRIAS-TORRES. 2015. Reef Restoration
   in the WIO: a success story in the Republic of Seychelles. 9th WIOMSA
   Scientific Symposium, At Port Edward, South Africa. 26 – 31 October 2015.
   p. 194.
   transplantation onto damaged reefs enhances coral settlement and
   recruitment in the Seychelles, Indian Ocean. 9th WIOMSA Scientific
   Symposium, At Port Edward, South Africa. 26 – 31 October 2015. p.. 132.

You can download the book of abstracts for the 9th WIOMSA Scientific
Symposium from

*Videos: *

   - Nature Seychelles YouTube Channel:
   - Particularly watch this one:
   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6GVCtlk2Dk, where we document the end
   of the Reef Rescuers Project and briefly show how the restored reef is
   looking a year after the successful transplantation of 24431 nursery-grown

As Sarah mentioned, we have three manuscripts currently in preparation that
provide support for large-scale reef restoration. Hopefully, they will all
be published by the end of 2016.


*Phanor H Montoya-Maya, Ph.D.*

Reef Restorer, Marine Conservation Strategist
Scientific Research Advisor, Scuba Diving Instructor
Research Associate, Nature Seychelles
Island Conservation Centre, Amitie, Praslin
C/O Nature Seychelles | P.O. Box 1310, Mahe, Seychelles
Website: www.natureseychelles.org/what-we-do/coral-reef-restoration

Tel: +57 315 3668957
Email: phanor at phmontoyamaya.com, phmontoyamaya at gmail.com
Website: www.phmontoyamaya.com
LinkedIn: http://za.linkedin.com/in/phmontoyamaya/

From: Sarah Frias-Torres <sfrias_torres at hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Coral-List] Coral Reef Restoration in Florida
To: Dennis Hubbard <dennis.hubbard at oberlin.edu>, Douglas Fenner
        <douglasfennertassi at gmail.com>
Cc: coral list <coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov>
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we have a paper currently in review addressing successful coral reef
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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Dear Dennis,
To subs
Dennis Hubbard
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