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Posted on Monday, January 24th, 2011 at 12:19 pm by

In Fiji, biologists and divers have created open water coral farms to ensure the longevity of the surrounding damaged reefs. As the reefs are exposed to less than ideal parameters, the corals have died off in large patches, causing bunched up pockets of life. As the corals grow, the begin to overlap, killing out the neighboring less dominant species.

The biologists are seeking out the poorly spaced corals and fragging them. The frags are placed on selectively placed grates and monitored for up to two years. Once matured, they remove a few frags from the parent colony and then transplant it back onto a less than vital area of the reef in an ideal position. The entire process takes about to years.

Although this is a crucial step towards re-seeding our reefs with life, the support of the local fisherman will be key to making this a success. w

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