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#390111 - 10/17/10 09:03 AM Coral Gardners  
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Concept video on coral gardening project out of Placencia

#390209 - 10/18/10 12:35 PM Re: Coral Gardners [Re: Marty]  
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Marty, GREAT video. Very informative. Looks like a winner. It causes me to remember the quake in Haiti, the vast amount of debris left and a recent sport fishing report from there. The report said there was little to none shallow water sport fishing any where in the country, due to over fishing in the past. Not surprising. When one consideres the VAST amounts of concrete debris that remains in the streets it would seem that it might be picked up in trucks (eventually) and could becone a shallow water reef suitable for coral transplanting. "If you build it, they will come". ie; fish and fly fishers and tourists. While I appreciate the difficulties that a environmental reconstruction group might encounter dealing with the local administration's approval of such a project, it would seem to be a long term benefit to the local economy as well as the environment. JUST A THOUGHT that may have possibilities.

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#390213 - 10/18/10 01:00 PM Re: Coral Gardners [Re: Marty]  
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Saw a documentary on this a while ago about gardening in Fiji.

#390380 - 10/20/10 06:07 AM Re: Coral Gardners [Re: SimonB]  
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Simon, That is also a great video. Thanks for sharing. Just makes me wonder if the original corals died from overcroding, high temperatures, lack of food or all of the above. And, will the newly planted stock survive in the old environment.

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#390386 - 10/20/10 07:58 AM Re: Coral Gardners [Re: Marty]  
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I believe in both cases they take surviving sturdy corals from the affected areas, farm them and then replant back in the are they came from. This helps the hardiest of the coral propagate more rapidly.

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