November 12, 2020 By Ashleigh Papp Mongabay
For three years scientists with Raising Coral Costa Rica has been snapping off coral pieces from existing reefs to grow them in an underwater nursery.
July 17, 2020 By Elizabeth Claire Alberts Mongabay
Coral reefs are often called the “rainforests of the sea” because they harbor some of the highest levels of biodiversity of any ecosystem in the world. But as sea temperatures rise, coral reef systems are suffering mass bleaching events, leading to widespread mortality. One way to try and restore coral reef systems is coral reef gardening or “outplanting,” a method of growing coral fragments in a nursery and transferring them to ailing reef systems.
March 5, 2020 By Martin Wisckol The Mercury News
While 10 or more of Southern California’s 27 offshore oil rigs could be closed in the next decade, there’s a push to preserve the platforms’ habitat-rich underwater bases as artificial reefs — and possibly transform the tops into windmills, sea farms or marine research centers. But there’s a problem.