Preserving the Environment

Giving Coral Reefs New Life

April 20, 2018
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Giving Coral Reefs New Life
Coral Vita provides lifesaving treatments to the world’s dying reefs — by growing them on land and then transplanting them back to the sea.

Coral Vita is an environmental startup with a huge mission: to grow coral and then transplant it back into the ocean as a way to shore up dying reefs. Doing so also helps the communities, industries and nations that depend on healthy reefs for things like food, coastal protection and income.

Through a process called micro-fragmenting, Coral Vita breaks coral into tiny pieces, plants them on coral farms, and then watches as the coral fragments grow at an expedited pace — up to 40 times faster than they would naturally on the ocean floor.

Watch the video above to see how the team from Coral Vita is restoring our reefs, one piece at a time.

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