A look at the latest activities of our coral gardeners team.
By Ainhoa Leon / Daniel Veras / Toni Barletta - Project Leaders
Coral Gardeners in action
Over the last weeks, we have been working on the installation of a new coral nursery at a depth of approximately 12 meters. These are multiple table-shaped structures with the aim of favoring the growth and care of species present in this area of the reef, such as Agaricia tenuifolia (thin leaf lettuce coral), Porites porites (finger coral), Porites astreoides (yellow porites) and Acropora palmata (elkhorn coral). This is a progressive job that requires numerous hours in water for the installation of structures, selection of colonies and periodic maintenance and checks.
These activities are embedded in a great plan to restore the reefs in the area.
We have also been working on a Captive parrot fish fattening project. During 6 months, experiments will be carried out with a total of 36 juvenile individuals of parrotfish of the same species, varying the amount and type of diet (sea grass, squid and the combination of both) in order to test (a) if the increase of some type of diet results in an increase in the biomass of the specimen and (b) if the combined diet results in an increase in biomass. This project will be carried out in the facilities of the fish nursery of the Marine Innovation Center where there will be a closed-circuit system with 14 aquariums. The project will be carried out by a fisherman from the area, who has received training and will be under the supervision of a biologist.
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