Location: Caribbean Sea
Outplanted species: elkhorn coral, staghorn coral, mountainous star coral, boulder brain coral and others
Start date of the project: 2010
Curaçao, is a South Caribbean island situated about 60 km off the Venezuelan coast. It is surrounded by diversified reefs totaling about 130 km². Coral babies have been outplanted to various reef sites around Curaçao. Elkhorn corals, for instance, have been planted into the wave breaker zone, their natural habitat. The aim of the project is also to better understand sexual reproduction of endangered coral species and to apply the gained knowledge for reef restoration.