Staff and Volunteer working on Bayahibe nursery
During this period (May to July 2017), a total of US$748.29 (via the Global Giving website from 16 donations, eight of them recurring, many thanks for the continued support). All your donations and giving this coral species a chance.
Coral nursery activities conducted during this period include:
Nursery Location: Bayahibe
Last Monitoring Visit: July 2nd
Status: 4 ladder-style rope nurseries were installed last July, in replacement of the previous nursery on site that was destroyed by a storm on January. Fragments still alive from the previous nursery were attached to the new ropes and are growing healthy.
Nursery Location: Las Galeras
Last Monitoring Visit: July 16th
Status: A. cervicornis colonies are growing at a steady rate on the frame nurseries at Las Galeras. Good water flow and constant presence from the local Dive Center is vital to this end. A single A. palmata colony is the only successful one from a PVC frame also installed on site.
Nursery Location: Montecristi
Last Monitoring Visit: July
Status: Our partners in Montecristi inform us that stronger than usual currents and weather systems have destroyed the Montecristi coral nursery, both rope and frame structures. It is unclear if live colonies remain and a visit will be realized as soon as weather conditions allow recovering surviving fragments and rebuilding.
Coral fragments recently placed on rope nursery