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A Hopeful Future For Fushifaru's Coral Reefs

Fushifaru Maldives have released a positive update on their 'Coral Propagation' project, which aims to regenerate their surrounding coral reefs.


In 2020, Fushifaru launched the project in the hope of regenerating their coral reef and doing their part to help save our oceans, which have been negatively affected by plastic pollution and rising sea temperatures.


With the help of their dive team and in-house marine biologist, they successfully attached broken corals onto several frames which were then placed on the ocean floor in the pristine lagoon surrounding the island.

 

Now, they are proud to share that the corals have come a long way.


A guest swimming amongst coral reefs at Fushifaru Maldives

“We have increased the genetic variability up to 60% in our lagoon, the biodiversity is also increasing,” said Natalia Fernández Cabrera, Fushifaru's in-house marine biologist who is a Marine Zoologist, Exotic Vet Technician and Diving Instructor.


“Genetic variability has increased because we replanted new species, alongside the same species with different phenotypes that in turn reproduced with each other and started new colonies.


The frames have also become a popular attraction for Fushifaru's guests, who can snorkel around them and see the corals up close. The project has also inspired other resorts in the Maldives to launch similar initiatives, which will help to create a network of healthy coral reefs around the country.

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