For $700 we can plant six coral ropes for a total of 60 corals. Six ropes covers 8 square meters, about 90 square feet. We will plant the same species on each rope but we can try to mix different species in different squares. We grow the coral fragments in a nearby nursery, and we go out every week to monitor the corals.

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The Coral Planting Process

Adopted coral fragments are first harvested from mother colonies at our shallow coral nurseries.  We select common hardy species based on different project needs. We can access the nurseries snorkeling and by foot so we don’t use a boat or any fuel to collect and maintain corals.

The coral fragments are brought back to the land where we start adding them to natural coral rope. By doing this work on land we can plant large numbers of corals at once and we plant an average of 500-1000 corals per planting session. The kids also love looking for little crabs inside the coral branches.

Ropes are 2m long 6 feet, and have 10 corals. We plant in batches of 200 which cover an area of 30 square meters, or 325 square feet. We use all-natural cotton rope and hardwood that is resistant to rotting in the water. One team works to pound in the wooden stakes other team strings the coral ropes.