Posted by: sarahegner | September 11, 2015

Our Grecian Coral Babies are Looking Good!

The eagle ray that must have been assisting Lizzie when she was monitoring our corals in August - every other photo is of this good looking guy!

The eagle ray that must have been assisting Lizzie when she was monitoring our corals in August – every other photo is of this good looking guy!

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!

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