Stella Maris Reef


Stella Maris reef project

Project details

May 19 – May 24 2015

Stella Maris reef


Coral Restoration Foundation Curacao successfully set up the first coral nursery on Curacao between May 19th and May 24th. The initial set up consists of 10 “trees” located on the Stella Maris house reef of Ocean Encounters and Lions Dive and Beach Resort.

These trees will provide a safe nurturing environment for fragments of Elkhorn (Acropora palmata) and Staghorn (Acropora cervicornis) until they are ready to restore our reefs.

Collection, installation and training was conducted by experts from the Coral Restoration Foundation International, Ken Nedimyer (Founder and President), Denise Nedimyer, and Mike Echevarria (Chairman CRFI), as well as Coral Restoration Foundation Bonaire’s Augusto Montburn and Francesca Virdis.


Coral Restoration Foundation (CRF) Curaçao, posted May 28th 2015 by Curacao Chronicle

Major Caribbean Coral Restoration Project Expands to Curacao, posted June 17th 2015 by Caribbean Journal

The New CRF Curacao Project, posted June 14th 2015 by Coral Restoration Foundation Bonaire

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