Exploring a coral nursery in Southeast Asia

Coral reefs have been in decline for many years for many reasons. Nature’s Artistry uses only corals that have been raised on farms. In January 2019, I was fortunate to visit to visit a private coral nursery. The famous December 26, 2004 tsunami that originated in Sumatra devastated coral reefs throughout Southeast Asia. There was a huge loss of human lives due to this natural event but the loss would have been much greater if the coral reefs protecting the shore had not first absorbed a great deal of the wave energy. This was at a huge cost to the coral and the sea life it supported.

Conservationists are raising baby coral and then transplanting it to the little remaining living reef. Once transplanted, the coral will grow and thrive, hopefully returning the reef to it’s former glory.