Coral Frame Updates from Reefscapers

Coral Frame Updates from Reefscapers

Read the latest facts & figures from our Reefscapers coral propagation project.
We’ve been busy photographing and cleaning the frames at Kuda Huraa, and see our latest GPS map at Landaa Giraavaru.

Our 2,000th Coral Frame at Landaa !

Our 2,000th Coral Frame at Landaa !

The Reefscapers team passed an amazing milestone this month !
Plus you can read about ‘birds nests’ and an unwelcome visitor to our corals, and find out how superglue is helping in our aquarium experiments with ‘mushrooms’ and ‘leather’ …

Coral Propagation Program – September

Coral Propagation Program – September

Catch up with our latest Reefscapers news at Kuda Huraa and Landaa Giraavaru. See how well our frames are growing at ‘Moon Reef’ after just 18 months, and learn why our GPS mapping system is becoming more important.

Check out our new Coral Frame Collection page

Check out our new Coral Frame Collection page

We’ve been busy behind the scenes, making improvements to our collection of over 40,000 coral frame photographs, and today we launch our brand new page. Now you can quickly retrieve details of your frame, see photographs from different angles and even pinpoint its exact location on a GPS map !

Coral Reef Propagation Updates

Coral Reef Propagation Updates

Catch up with the latest coral frame facts & figures, as we continue our important reef propagation work in the lagoons here at Kuda Huraa and Landaa Giraavaru.

Coral & Barnacle Experiments at Kuda Huraa

Coral & Barnacle Experiments at Kuda Huraa

In 2013 we started an interesting experiment to study the barnacles that we find living on the coral.
UPDATED regularly with all the latest progress on our barnacle experiments.

We Transplant our 1000th Coral Frame at KH !

We Transplant our 1000th Coral Frame at KH !

Our 1000th coral frame was successfully transplanted in December – a great achievement! This frame was placed in the Green Lagoon and was transplanted as part of our ‘Build A Reef’ programme, with help from a number of guests, all excited to be a part of this important milestone.

Coral frame monitoring

December 2011 – This month, Landaa’s MDC monitored 301 frames in the Al Barakat area as well as near the Bar and Staff Beach. Many of the Al Barakat frames are sponsored and they are growing really well – very few have needed to be retransplanted. The water temperature on the house reef has dropped to 28°C and all signs of pale bleaching on the frames have disappeared.

New coral frames

New coral frames

December 2011 – was a very busy month for the MDC at Landaa Giraavaru – we transplanted 51 new frames (a monthly record), 32 of which were sponsored by guests. Frames are growing really well in the Staff Beach area due to a very strong current at the moment. We are placing some of the newer sponsored frames here temporarily so that they will grow quickly, and we can then move them to areas that are more challenging to grow coral.