Coral Rehabilitation Course - fundamental knowledge and trainingThis course is a prerequisite for those wishing to enroll in the Coral Propagation Trainer Course. Entry Prerequisites Minimum Age: 12 and above. Minimum diving qualification for this course is Open Water Diver with minimum of 15 logged dives. Those with less number of dives or have not been diving for over six 6 month is required to do a preliminary dive assessment with the trainer prior to the course. Non-diving students may enter the course after completion of the Coral Propagation Workshop.
Aquaculture of coral
Skip to content. Skip to navigation. To introduce the first, a book by Anthony Calfo on coral propagation techniques, I'll open a recent communication from the U. Coral Reef Task Force. It substantiated previous reports that the U.
Coral aquaculture , also known as coral farming or coral gardening , is the cultivation of corals for commercial purposes or coral reef restoration. Aquaculture is showing promise as a tool for restoring coral reefs , which are dying off around the world. Small corals are propagated in nurseries then replanted on the reef. Coral farmers live near the reefs they farm and work for reef conservation or for income. Coral is also farmed by scientists for research, by businesses for the live and ornamental coral trade, and by private aquarium hobbyists. Coral reef farming is the extracting of part of a coral colony or free-floating larva from a reef and growing them in a nursery until adulthood. It is commonly referred to as the "gardening method" and has been compared to silviculture as a management practice that mimics natural ecosystems.
The Book of Coral Propagation is pretty popular and if you are a reef tank keeper you've probably already heard about this book. It's been through multiple printings and is now on it's second edition.
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Use the link below to share a full-text version of this article with your friends and colleagues. Learn more. Coral reef degradation worldwide and the concomitant increasing demand for corals to supply the marine ornamental trade have been driving the growing interest for coral aquaculture. In contrast, the scientific community has poorly explored coral production methods. Nevertheless, research on coral biology has dramatically increased in the past decades and resulted in numerous scientific studies that are highly relevant to further advance coral aquaculture. Here we provide an overview of coral aquaculture with particular emphasis on ex situ production methods.