In our Coral Spawning and Larval Culturing Program, we go out and observe document this event, and simultaneously collect the gametes (eggs and sperm) which are brought back to our nursery. From here, they develop as larvae for several days, then are settled onto artificial substrates, a sort of concrete mushroom. We then take care of the juvenile corals for several years, until they are big enough to be transplanted to the natural reef or artificial reefs as part of our different restoration programs. Most coral restoration programs focus on the asexual reproduction (cloning) of corals, but we are working on methods to increase the availability or using coral spawning capture and rearing to restore damaged reef areas with unqie, and possibly better adapted corals.
New Heaven Dive School office 9am-7pm: +66 (0) 77 457 045
Conservation office: 9am-5pm: +66 (0)82 569 8570