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Coral and Hotel Diving Survey

Discussion in 'Research and Development' started by Lily T, Mar 9, 2020.

  1. Lily T

    Lily T Angel Fish

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    Hello!

    I am a student at the Georgia Institute of Technology working on a research project aimed at coral restoration. As of right now, I am looking to see if current divers would be interested in a coral restoration program at dive resorts.

    This survey will only take 5-10 minutes, and your feedback would be greatly appreciated!

    Thank you in advance!

    Link to Survey: Hotel Diving Survey
     
  2. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Done. You might not be aware that this is already happening.
    For example, Buddy Dive in Bonaire has a training program in coral restoration with in situ work, which can be done during the typical one-week stay with them.
     
  3. iamrushman

    iamrushman Great White

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    OK done...don't forget us lonely divers when you get your PHD....good luck to you and yours.
     
  4. Lily T

    Lily T Angel Fish

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    We knew that it was in some resorts and hotels. We are trying to see if we could get divers to plant corals without training programs. I will definitely check them out though; thank you for the suggestion!
     
  5. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Given the fragility of the baby coral fragments, I'd be hesitant to turn people loose doing it without training.
     
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  6. Esprise Me

    Esprise Me Kelp forest dweller ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I took the survey, but would like to qualify/add to my answers to say that I'm very interested in the idea but have reservations about the execution. I would want to see a program that addresses the concerns raised by those who oppose these types of programs. For example, one extant program I recently heard about only uses pieces of coral that had already broken off, so as not to cause any damage to living, intact coral. I'd also be interested in hearing about a program with a plan to manage the risk of reducing biodiversity and thereby reducing the adaptability of a coral population. Basically I'd pay a lot of money for the privilege of doing something to help save the reefs, but I want to be sure I'm not making the problem worse.
     

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