At Kuda Huraa during July, we transplanted five new frames, monitored 143 frames, and retagged 25 frames. In addition, our team has been very busy relocating 120 Water Villas frames (lifting some from the sand, moving others back into full sun now the seasonal bleaching risk has past) and creating a new coral trail of 250 frames to guide snorkellers around our reef. At the Channel site, we have been replacing dead corals, relocating frames to areas of higher water flow, and cleaning 250 old frames for recycling.
At Landaa this month, we transplanted 32 coral frames, kindly sponsored by guests (11), online (one), and the Resort (20), adding a total of 1685 coral fragments to the reef. In addition, we monitored (cleaned, repaired, photographed) a total of 351 coral frames at various sites around Landaa Giraavaru. We also lifted 25 buried frames out of the seasonally shifting sands, and added 450 new fragments where necessary, to any degraded lower bars.