ReefGuard, a mobile coral breeding facility provides a highly controlled environment to aid in integrating the breeding and outplanting of corals. This article gives a detailed look into how proven small-scale coral breeding techniques can be scaled-up and applied in practice to promote environmental gain around marine infrastructure projects.
Coral Relocation: A Mitigation Tool for Dredging and Reclamation Works at the Cruise Ship Terminal in Jamaica
To realise a state-of-the-art cruise terminal, a comprehensive environmental mitigation plan relocated some 150,000 soft and hard coral, sponges and numerous sea urchins, sea cucumbers, hermit crabs, conchs, sea stars and lobsters.
The sensitive coral reef environment surrounding Vilufushi demanded close attention and care as the island, which was devastated by the 2004 tsunami, was completely restored and enhanced.