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QM's Coral Restoration Foundation Intern Update

QM's Coral Restoration Foundation Intern Update
We are nearing the end of the year and we just received an update from Katherine Wood and her work at CRF. Without further delay, here is her report. "In the past couple of weeks our desiccation experiment went very well with the identification of a genotype that recovered from the stress after periods up to an hour. We are still collecting data on this however; but so far, it has been incredible to be apart of. We also came up with a new Outplanting method, which we are terming ECO or Expedited Coral Outplanting, where instead of using our two part epoxy to plant on the reef we try to emulate how corals naturally break off, become fixed in a location on the reef and continue to latch on and grow in a new area. We have only been using it a couple weeks but have out planted thousands using this methodology."
Photo Credit: K. Wood

Wood showing others (not included in the picture) the new Outplanting method Expedited Coral Outplanting.