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Reef renewal bonaire
Since 1980, populations of Staghorn (Acropora cervicornis) and Elkhorn (Acropora palmata) corals have collapsed throughout the Caribbean from disease outbreaks with losses compounded locally by hurricanes, increased predation, bleaching, elevated temperatures, algae overgrowth, and other factors. Once found in continuous stands that extended along the front side of most coral reefs, today these areas have ...

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Corals In Our Nurseries

Coral gardening is the technique used by RRFB to propagate via fragmentation different species of branching and massive corals. Originally RRFB collected several samples of each coral species, called broodstock colonies, from around Bonaire and Klein Bonaire to ensure not only a diversity of species, but also diversity within each species. By working with several ...

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