Alfeche, L.R., E.F. Pelaez, R.R. Rodriguez and S.E. Yap
This project explores the possibilities of human intervention to bypass the inherently slow and passive process of reef restoration by means of natural recolonization to a more dynamic approach involving farming and transplanting of coral fragments to effect rapid rehabilitation. Farming and transplanting plus the utilization of the Acanthasia module leads to compression in time – reducing the time to rehabilitate the reef to within five years instead of decades that natural processes require.