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THE CORAL NURSERY

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OUR MISSION

At The Coral Nursery, our mission is to restore and conserve coral reefs.

By harnessing cutting-edge methodologies, educating the community, and fostering
partnerships, we strive to revive coral ecosystems, safeguard marine biodiversity, and inspire stewardship of our oceans for generations to come.

HOW IT WORKS

At The Coral Nursery of Puerto Rico, we grow corals 25-40x faster than natural regeneration using the micro-fragmentation method. At this rate, we’re able to restore a 100-year old coral in just two years.

 

Micro-fragmentation is the most advanced technique within coral restoration.  It works by cutting corals into tiny pieces, or “micro-fragments,” stimulating rapid growth & regeneration.

These small coral fragments, or “coral recruits,” then rapidly grow at a rate that would take decades in the wild, for only 6-9 months in our carefully regulated tanks. At any given time, each of our coral restoration tanks holds up to 4,000 coral recruits each, waiting patiently for the day they return to the ocean.  Once they reach ideal maturity, our healthy, happy corals are ready to be out-planted back onto our reefs!

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OUR FACILITY

Our nursery is designed and engineered by

Dr. David Vaughan of the 

Plant a Million Corals Foundation!

 

Located on the East Coast of Puerto Rico, The Coral Nursery will feature 6 restoration tanks, equipped with temperature-controlled awnings, solar pannels, a miniature laboratory,  and a pop-up shop for gear & educational materials. 

THE CORAL RESTORATION UNIT

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The Coral Nursery is what is referred to as a Coral Restoration Unit, or CRU. 
Using the micro-fragmentation method, our CRU will reproduce thousands of corals annually. This healing process is 25-40% faster than what they're able to grow on their own in the wild, allowing us to restore a 100 year old coral in just 2 years!
This nursery will include multiple retractable tanks for up to 1,000 corals each, temperature controlled awnings, a miniature laboratory & workstation, and a pop-up shop for all gear & educational materials. Designed and engineered by Plant A Million Corals Foundation, The Coral Nursery will continue the ongoing efforts to protect and restore our coral reefs. 

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