We have had 12 of our modular reef structures out at the restoration site for over 17 weeks now and have already seen some good growth rates.
The Scientific Diver interns have been out helping transplant and measure fragments of Acropora upon our structures. Each structure started with 30 x 10cm fragments in the following experimental design:
- 3 x structures: Single Species with fragments from SAME parent colony
- 3 x structures: Single Species with fragments from DIFFERENT parent colonies
- 3 x structures: Two different species of fragments mixed
- 3 x structures: Control with no transplants in order to monitor for natural settlement