In the protected area of Vipingo coral restoration goes on. At the moment the team of our executive partner Oceans Alive Kenya is producing concrete structures to mimic the reef in deteriorated areas. After deployment, about 20 juvenile corals of our coral farm are attached on each structure to speed up coral growth and mimic the local reef system. Important lessons we learnt from a study by Vincent Diringer of University of Leiden are applied here, a study Coral Reef Care supervised. For instance, do not make big refuge areas that can become predator ambush areas. The holes in the bricks will therefore be divided in 2 sections with limestone rocks, once they are in the water. Also, the structures should not be far from the reef, preferably be put on coral rubble from a former reef, positioned in an area with current, have rough concrete surfaces, etc. Read more about this project

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