In August of 2014, MarineLab staff spent two days assisting the Coral Restoration Foundation (CRF) with outplanting 300 staghorn corals at Grecian Rocks reef. Read more about the actual outplanting here.
As required by CRF staff scientists, MarineLab has gone out to collect monitoring data on our corals one month, 6 months and a year after the initial outplanting. (During this time we have also outplanted hundreds more corals!) While some of our corals have succumbed to disease and/or predators, we are pleased with our overall success rate so far, especially with the extreme bleaching events we have had each summer.
Let us know if your group is interested in assisting our coral monitoring efforts as a part of your MarineLab program!