Our Amed project has been working really well for the last few month. The nursery installed in June 2019, started producing fragments that were transplanted on the reef, for the last 5 months already.
We now have 9 racks, in the nursery. 4 of them are already producing frags, from 6 different species:
- Acropora yongei
- Acropora austera
- Acropora formosa
- Acropora secale
- Merulina ampliata
- Turbinaria reniformis
The number of species and the quantity of frags will quickly ramp up. We already planted over 100 frags on the reef, using different techniques.
We also planted 5 spiders on the slope, and seeded with frags.
Few new racks with new species of Acropora from our candidasa nursery were also set up.
A transect line has been set up. And the monitoring will start soon. As soon as the ground 0 monitoring has been done, we will start planting corals along this 25 m transect line, and start long term monitoring it.