Coral reef regeneration project, Maldives

Coral reef regeneration project, Maldives

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Credit: MASSIMO BREGA, THE LIGHTHOUSE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: MODEL RELEASED. Coral reef regeneration project. Researcher checking propagation trays used to grow coral. In 1998, unusually warm oceanic waters caused by an exceptionally strong El Nino event bleached and killed corals across a large portion of the Maldivian reefs. This project is part of an effort run by the Four Seasons Resort to artificially cultivate corals and to nurture the ailing reefs back to health. Photographed off Landaa Giraavaru, Maldives.

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