Reef Rescue Network 2019-06-10T04:47:59+00:00

WHAT WE DO

Reef Rescue Network

Restoring Life, Growing Opportunity

OVERVIEW

What We Do

The Reef Rescue Network coordinates coral nursery establishment, maintenance, management, outplanting and monitoring with its partners. Specifically, we assist with training local partners, developing and implementing criteria for restoration, nursery site selection, harvesting coral from source populations, growing corals in nurseries, outplanting corals to reefs and monitoring the success of restoration at multiple scales from coral colony to reef ecosystem. We aim to be a leader in the creation and implementation of training courses to assist more recreational divers to become involved with scientific diving to help protect the ocean and its inhabitants. We provide opportunities to build partnerships between scientists, marine resource managers, conservation practitioners, and businesses and coastal communities that depend on healthy reefs. 

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Goal

Building a network of coral nurseries to rehabilitate coral reefs and networking with communities to train and educate divers, organisations & volunteers. 

Objectives

  • Build and create coral nursery structures.
  • Locate appropriate sites for coral nurseries & construct underwater.
  • Train individuals how to maintain coral nurseries effectively.
  • Train individuals how to outplant corals grown in the nursery.
  • Assist organisations & businesses how to market their coral nursery for educational, recreational or scientific purposes.
  • Train divers to become Reef Rescue Divers with our own PADI Distinctive Specialty Course.
  • Train Instructors to teach the Reef Rescue Diver Course with our own in-house PADI Course Director, Hayley-Jo Carr.
  • Provide complete assistance to organisations and businesses including setup, creation, training and marketing of their own coral nursery.
  • After implementation continue to provide assistance, information and updates.
  • Provide divers with a network to become involved with coral restoration.
  • Committed to gathering scientific data and research on coral restoration including genetics and temperature logging.
  • Monitor outplanted sites to check survivorship and reef health including Atlantic & Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment (AGRRA) surveys.

Why Is This Research Important?

Our coral reefs are disappearing. About 50 percent of the world’s coral reefs have already been lost or severely damaged. Coral reefs are some of the most biologically rich and economically valuable ecosystems on Earth. However, coral reefs and the magnificent creatures that call them home are in danger of disappearing if actions are not taken to protect them. 

PARTNERS 

Andros Beach Club

PARTNER INFO

Location: Andros, The Bahamas
Trees: 10
Coral Fragments: 500
Species: A. cervicornis, A. prolifera
Website: https://www.androsbeachclub.com

Atlantis Resort

PARTNER INFO

Location: New Providence, The Bahamas
Trees: 2
Coral Fragments: 71
Species: P. Porites
Website: https://www.atlantisbahamas.com

Aurora - PIMS PADI Educational Material

PARTNER INFO

Location: New Providence, The Bahamas
Trees: 5
Coral Fragments: 250
Species: A. cervicornis

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HOW TO HELP

Through your support, Perry Institute for Marine Science can continue to protect our marine environment.

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INTRODUCING THE REEF RESCUE NETWORK

Announcing the creation of the Reef Rescue Network! A network to assist the creation and management of coral restoration with organizations & businesses throughout the Bahamas & Caribbean. Some of our main objectives will be:

  • Build and create coral nursery Structures.

  • Locate appropriate sites for coral nurseries & construct underwater.

  • Train individuals how to maintain coral nurseries effectively.

  • Train individuals how to outplant corals grown in the nursery.

  • Assist organisations & businesses how to market their coral nursery for educational, recreational or scientific purposes.

  • Train divers to become Reef Rescue Divers with our own PADI Distinctive Specialty Course.
  • Train Instructors to teach the Reef Rescue Diver Course with our own in-house PADI Course Director, Hayley-Jo Carr.

  • Provide complete assistance to organisations and businesses including setup, creation, training and marketing of their own coral nursery.

  • After implementation continue to provide assistance, information and updates.
  • Provide divers with a network to become involved with coral restoration.

  • Committed to gathering scientific data and research on coral restoration including genetics and temperature logging.

  • Monitor outplanted sites to check survivorship and reef health including Atlantic & Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment (AGRRA) surveys.

Reef Rescue Network

A network to assist the creation and management of coral restoration with organizations & businesses throughout the Bahamas & Caribbean

Reef Rescue Network

Building coral nursery structures that help restore the life and livelihood of the Bahamas and the Caribbean.

Our goal is to help organizations & businesses see how Coral Restoration benefits the educational, recreational, economic and scientific agendas of the entire region.

The Reef Rescue Network is part of Perry Institute for Marine Science #reefrescue

Please contact us if you wish to become involved in this exciting new network.

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