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What Does Coral Restoration Look Like in Your Region? 

A. Bootless Bay Coral Restoration Project, Papua New Guinea. (Photo: Igo Gari). B. Mid-water frame and line nursery in Guam. (Photo: Whitney Hoot). C. Heirs to Our Oceans team (Photo: Heirs to Our Oceans). D. Table nurseries in Koh Tao, Thailand. (Photo: Eco Koh-Tao). E. Coral tree nursery in Florida, USA (Photo: Coral Restoration Foundation). F. Spawn bundles accumulation in Koh Tao, Thailand (Photo: New Heaven Reef Conservation Program).

View and share images of coral restoration from around the world with the publically available CORAL RESTORATION IMAGE WEBSITE! To have your work featured on the site, upload your pictures to the GOOGLE DRIVE, or contact Margaux Hein at with questions. Watermarked pictures are encouraged. Please also include the name of the program and photographer.


Hello CRC Community! 

Hooray! During the month of July, two of our Working Groups championed the CRC’s mission to foster collaboration and technology transfer and to facilitate scientific and practical ingenuity to scaling up coral reef restoration.  The CRC Genetics Working Group published Considerations for maximizing the adaptive potential of restored coral populations in the western Atlantic and the CRC Monitoring Working Group co-hosted a webinar on using photomosaics to monitor reef restoration with the Reef Resilience Network. 

The webinar provided an introduction to photomosaics for restoration monitoring from the institutions that have developed and refined collection techniques and processing methods for large-area imagery. Photomosaics focus on monitoring at the reefscape level, allowing assessment of overall reef health and are archives of information that can be drawn upon for years to come. The webinar reviewed the technical requirements, costs, opportunities, and potential trade-offs of using photomosaics over other monitoring methods such as line/point intercept surveys and photoquads. Practitioners from the Coral Restoration Foundation and Fragments of Hope taught us how their organizations utilize photomosaics for restoration monitoring. Watch the photomosaic webinar HERE!


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CRC Working Group Calls:



  • The CRC is looking for a new Chair/Co-Chair for the Land-based Working Group! The CRC would like to thank Scott Graves for his leadership and commitment as the Chair of this Working Group and wish him the best in his new endeavors! Email for more details on how to apply for the Land-based Working Group Chair leadership position. 



  • Numerous CRC Partners will be chairing sessions in ICRS Theme 13, submit your abstracts by September 1.

  • Submit your abstracts by August 31 for the Coral Conservation and Restoration session of Aquaculture America 2020 being held in Honolulu Hawaii.







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Saving coral: New guidelines to protect and preserve Caribbean coral.
Arenshield, Laura (July 25). 




The mission of the CRC is to foster collaboration and technology transfer among coral restoration scientists, practitioners, and managers, and to facilitate a community of practice that will advance coral restoration to keep pace with rapidly changing ocean and environmental conditions.

We encourage you to get involved! We are updating our CRC website to make information more readily available, and CRC’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube channel have news and current events related to coral reef restoration.
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