How to avoid classic mistakes when installing spiders, reef stars…
Reef stars are a fantastic reef restoration tool, but they need to be used properly
Ocean Geographic Magazine | Community Restoration on Nusa Penida
“On Indonesia’s Nusa Penida, a local community takes coral restoration into its own hands to preserve their coral reef for future generations.” Article featured in Ocean Geographic Magazine. Coral reef restoration is a popular subject at the moment with many projects sprouting all over the world. One of them caught our attention. In Indonesia, a […]
What is coral restoration monitoring?
Monitoring is an important component of Reef Restoration and Reef Management activity. It’s an important skill set that our student need to master.
North-east parts of Indonesia going through a mild bleaching event
Unusual warm and wet weather got corals to mildly bleach in the coral triangle
The ‘Shitty’ Truth about Human Poop and Corals!
Humans are the plague. One of the biggest arguments a few years back regarding coral reef protection and MPA creation is their economic value. Protecting corals will provide economic benefits to local economies both in terms of fish stock foundation, but also in terms of increased dive tourism. Eco-Tourism, blue economy, all these terms hide […]
Drupella snail are a slow coral reef eating pest!
Part of our constant coraling and coral reef maintenance routine, is to remove Drupella snails from the reef. Drupella snails are causing a lot of damage on shallow coral reefs all over Indonesia. Regrettably, there is not a single place we travel to in Indonesia where we don’t find them. Indeed, on most of the […]
Rip Curl School of Surf Partners With Ocean Gardener in Sanur Bali
Rip Curl, the Rip Curl School of Surf and the Prama Beach Hotel Sanur are proud to announce their support and collaboration with the NGO “Ocean Gardener”, with the installation of their first Coral Gardener nursery in front of the Rip Curl School of Surf – Sanur center at the Prama Sanur Beach Hotel as […]
Update: Coral Restoration, Bangka Island Sulawesi Indonesia
Coral Restoration Bangka Island It’s been nearly six months since we started collaborating with Ocean Gardener and Murex Dive Resorts on a coral identification and restoration project in Bangka Island Sulawesi. And we’re happy to report that coral fragments are growing nicely, and we’ve started transplanting corals to their final restoration site. If you’re interested […]
WHAT IS CORAL ?
Corals are animals. They are colonies of inter connected single independent polyps. Corals live in a symbiotic relationship with photosynthetic marine algae called Zooxanthellae, and need sunlight to survive. It’s because of this relationship that you can find corals in all the tropical oceans of the world, and why most corals live in the shallow […]