Coral Restoration Tanks
Plant a Million Corals Foundation
With 25-40% of corals in our ocean already lost, the worldwide coral population is in incredible danger.
But there is hope! By pure chance, Plant A Million Corals Foundation Founder Dr. David Vaughan discovered a method to reproduce and grow corals at 25-40 times faster than on a natural reef. Through the process called micro-fragmentation, the organization has successfully reproduced thousands of fast-growing and resilient corals that help to recover lost reefs.
NEW CORAL GROWING TANK DESIGN
Reef restoration is only as successful as the tools currently available for coral propagation. The current tank design Plant a Million Corals Foundation uses, along with material costs and manufacturing time are limiting factors to restoration progress.
Through the grant provided by 11th Hour Racing Team, Plant a Million Corals Foundation is working with Chris Bjerregaard, an accomplished yacht designer and aerospace engineer, to design and test a new coral restoration tank.
Read the grantee announcement here.
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100000+ corals planted
DR. DAVID VAUGHAN
THE NEW TANK DESIGN WILL…
- Mimic the natural ebb and flow of the coral reef ecosystem promoting growth and health of the corals with natural water movement.
- Be cost effective, eliminating expenses for high cost tanks by using more affordable materials and reducing production time of tanks.
- Be constructed with clear material, allowing for technicians better access to the growing corals, while making the programs more accessible to children and those with physical disabilities.
- Have a lower weight than previous model to expand the initiative to different locations.