Coral Reefs Restoration in the Dominican Republic

 
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Coral Reefs Restoration in the Dominican Republic

Coral Reefs Restoration in the Dominican Republic
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elk horn coral (endangered)

elk horn coral (endangered)
This is a piece of Elk Horn Coral in its natural environment. (view small | med | large | orig)

opportunity fragments

opportunity fragments
These are some of the opportunity fragments brought back from a dive expedition. This are fragments that break off do to waves or storms. (view small | med | large | orig)

Dr.Ruben Torres

Dr.Ruben Torres
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Transportation

Transportation
Fragments are transported to another location in freezers to keep them from dying. (view small | med | large | orig)

Fragmentation

Fragmentation
The corals are being fragmented to be inserted into the coral nurseries. (view small | med | large | orig)

fragments ready to be inserted into the nurseries

fragments ready to be inserted into the nurseries
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Nursery frame

Nursery frame
This is a frame where the pieces of coral are attached to and monitored. (view small | med | large | orig)

Elk Horn Coral (endangered)

Elk Horn Coral (endangered)
These are some elk horn corals already growing in the nurseries. (view small | med | large | orig)

Coral Nursery

Coral Nursery
This is how the coral fragments are grown. When they reach an adult size they are re-inserted to the reefs. (view small | med | large | orig)

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Organization

Reef Check Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo, DN, Dominican Republic
http://www.reefcheckdr.org

Project Leader

Ruben Torres

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Where is this project located?

Map of Coral Reefs Restoration in the Dominican Republic