Facts, tips and articles

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Where to out-plant coral?

In this instruction video we explain what are the parameters to find suitable areas to out-plant coral (farmed corals or transplantation of Corals of Opportunity).   _Read on

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The efficiency of artificial reefs and the best parameters for their success

This is the MSc Research Project Report of Vincent S. Diringer from University of Leiden. Coral Reef Care and Naturalis (Leiden) were supervisors for this project beginning of 2... _Read on

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The Story About Fish And Omega 3

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Coral reforestation East Africa_work procedure

In this link Coral reforestation procedure CRC, July 2020 a procedure is defined that reflects the findings of our conservation work in East Africa and has used the available li... _Read on

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Protection from the sun: use protective clothing

Although there is no general consensus amongst scientists, most sunscreens are suspected to harm coral reefs and other marine life. Harmful are not only the particles and/or che... _Read on

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THREATS TO CORAL

Nowadays the worldwide threat to coral reefs is so serious, that unless quick action is taken less than 70% will remain in 30 years time. THE MOST IMPORTANT THREATS TO THE REEF... _Read on

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Why are coral reefs important

Coral reef habitats represent some of the densest and most biodiverse ecosystems on Earth. They cover less than 1 percent of the ocean’s floor, but more than one million species... _Read on

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Microplastics in products we buy

Many things we use on a daily basis contain microplastics. Very often they are found in clothing, cosmetics but even shampoo and toothpaste. These small plastics are not filtere... _Read on

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What are corals?

Corals are little animals called polyps. The coral polyp is an invertebrate belonging to the group of Cnidarians (jellyfish and sea anemones belong to the same group). Roughly t... _Read on

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Sunscreen

Although there is no general consensus amongst scientists, most sunscreens are suspected to harm coral reefs and other marine life.   Oxybenzone or benzophenone-3, a common che... _Read on

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Overfishing and destructive fishing techniques

World’s fisheries are having a huge impact on our environment and mankind in general. Bycatch, overfishing, destruction of the habitat are a few examples of the effects of moder... _Read on

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Sunscreen can harm coral

Although there is no general consensus amongst scientists, most sunscreens are suspected to harm coral reefs and other marine life.  Harmful are not only the particles and/or c... _Read on

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Reduce climate change

Climate change plays a major part in the destruction of coral reefs (see Threats to coral ). We believe and hope we can change the global heating and its effect on water tempera... _Read on

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Diving and snorkelling tips

Before you book a tour, ask the dive/snorkel operator whether he anchors on the reef. If he does, go somewhere else; If you don’t feel comfortable in the water, consider not go... _Read on

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Stop using microplastics

Did you know that our clothing, cosmetics but even shampoo and toothpaste and many other products often contain microplastics? These small plastics can’t be filtered out very we... _Read on

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Reduce plastic waste

Plastic is polluting the oceans and intoxicating marine life. This is one of the major environmental threats at the moment and the years to come. Separating our waste and offeri... _Read on

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Farmed fish is not the alternative

Most farmed fish we eat is carnivorous eg tuna, salmon. They are usually fed fishmeal or fish oil, originating from wild fish. So eating farmed fish to decrease overfishing is n... _Read on

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Eat no fish (or eat less fish).

The amount of fish (and other marine animals) we eat is not sustainable anymore. We eat more fish than the oceans can produce, more than 90% of the fish populations is overfishe... _Read on