Outrigger helps regenerate coral in the Maldives

Outrigger helps regenerate coral in the Maldives

Coral was attached to metal frames under the sea
Coral was attached to metal frames under the sea

Outrigger has embarked on a major coral regeneration project in the Maldives.

Guests at the Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort recently joined resident marine biologist and staff for the initiative, which included presentations in both English and Chinese.

The coral restoration project was originally launched in December 2015, but the resort says that the “El Nino effect” raised water temperatures and killed off the new coral.

Under the latest project, guests helped marine biologist Caterina Fattori reconnect living coral fragments that had been displaced by waves to coconut ropes. They were then attached on laces and to metal frames at depths of seven metres and 13 metres under the surface.

The coral restoration project was initiated by Best Dives Konotta and forms part of the ‘Outrigger OZONE’ – the company’s global marine conservation programme.

Mark Elliott
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