Feasibility coral restoration

Started On 10-02-2017

Category: Oceans

Feasibility of coral restoration in Kenya (MSc internship)   Start: August, 2015 REEFolution started its first fieldwork by performing a pilot study in Kenya. This study aimed to determine the feasibility of coral restoration in the Shimoni area, South of Kenya. In August 2015,  two master students from Wageningen University (Michelle Marijt & Ewout Knoester) [...]




Coral predation versus herbivory

Started On 10-02-2017

Category: Oceans

Coral predation vs herbivory (MSc Thesis)   Start: June, 2016 Coral reef restoration is an active act of conservation that requires a substantial investment of resources such as time and manpower. REEFolution is continuously looking for ways to improve coral growth and survival to make their restoration activities more cost-efficient. At numerous coral reef restoration [...]




Coral reef restoration

Started On 10-02-2017

Category: Coral, Oceans

Culture and transplantation of corals for artificial reef building   Start: April 2016 The pilot study that had been performed from August till December 2015 showed that it is feasible to have a coral reef restoration project in the Shimoni area. The corals that were used (Porites cylindrica, Acropora aff. formosa, Pocillopora aff. verrucosa and hydrozoan [...]




Bottle reef units

Started On 10-02-2017

Category: Coral, Oceans

Corals need hard substrate to attach themselves and form a coral reef. For the creation of additional coral reefs, it is therefore important that there is hard substrate available   A solution for this is the creation of Bottle reefs. These structures are made of glass bottles that are attached by cement. Not only does [...]




Coral restoration trees

Started On 10-02-2017

Category: Coral, Oceans

To restore degraded coral reefs and create additional ‘artificial’ coral reefs, corals are planted in the area of interest. But where do these corals come from?   A coral is a colony of many little identical coral polyps that work together to form a great underwater structure. Due to storms, animals or humans, branches of [...]