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Hawaiian Pocillopora damicornis Babies Lead the Way to Reef Restoration
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Poster Title: Hawaiian Pocillopora damicornis Babies Lead the Way to Reef Restoration
Submitted on 20 Jun 2016
Author(s): Chelsea S. Wolke, Norton T. Chan, David A. Gulko, Stephen P. Ranson, Laura Del Rio Torres
Affiliations: Hawaii Coral Restoration Nursery, Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources
This poster was presented at 13th International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS)
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Abstract: Innovative techniques for restoring coral reefs have been a continuous conversation among scientists, politicians, and government officials for decades. The ability to develop and implement coral transplantation techniques without harvesting existing reef corals can maintain a reef’s ecological value. Monthly collection of planula from colonies of Hawaiian Pocillopora damicornis have been successfully maintained, and settled, and the resulting colonies used as source material for mitigation projects. Frequent asexual planulation (versus sexual propagation) provides an abundant supply of coral to be used in improving reef restoration techniques. P.damicornis planula have the potential to pave the way for other restorative corals by providing further insight for successful transplantation, artificial substrate preferences, re-aggregation of identical genotypes, and threshold tolerances to anthropogenic stressors and climate change. Replicate experiments in large quantities can be used to evaluate reef restoration trade offs such as the cost required to transplant corals onto a reef versus the effort to transplant individual colonies. This plentiful resource holds the potential of becoming the new “lab rat” for reef experimentation while at the same time providing critical source material for reef restoration.Summary: Hawaiian Pocillopora damicornis planulae have the potential to pave the way for other restorative corals by providing further insight for successful transplantation, artificial substrate preferences, reaggregation of identical genotypes, and threshold tolerances to anthropogenic stressors and climate change. Report abuse »
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