Coral Conservation

A day working in the depths of the ocean on Marine conservation, today we are cleaning 3 coral tables where coral is being grown, and they are coming along nicely. The larger ‘massive’ corals only grow at rates of 0.3 to 2 centimeters per year, but these branching corals will grow up to 10 centimeters per year, so when you think it can take up to 10,000 years to produce a coral reef, this type of conservation is vitally important.

Many areas of the national parks here have been closed for many years, in order to allow for regrowth, and also with there being very few tourists in Thailand, it’s working wonders for marine life.

So once these corals have grown large enough, they will be replanted around the national parks here in the Andaman Sea.

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