Coral restoration Bonaire : an evaluation of growth, regeneration and survival

H.W.G. Meesters, B. Boomstra, N. Hurtado-Lopez, A. Montbrun, F. Virdis

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Abstract

The Coral restoration of Staghorn (Acropora cervicornis) and Elkhorn (A. palmata) as practiced by the Coral Restoration Foundation Bonaire (CRFB) is shown to be highly successful in terms of growth and survival of new colonies, in both nurseries and transplant locations. Coral restoration is expected to contribute to ecosystem services and increase coastal protection, biodiversity, fish biomass, and tourism.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDen Helder
PublisherIMARES Wageningen UR
Number of pages33
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameReport / IMARES Wageningen UR
PublisherIMARES Wageningen UR
No.C152/15

Keywords

  • coral
  • ecological restoration
  • marine ecology
  • bonaire

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