Coral Transplantation as a Planning and Cost Factor for Storm Damage Reduction Projects
- Craig Kruempel et al.
- March 1, 2012
- Florida Shore & Beach Preservation Association National Conference on Beach Preservation Technology
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In Florida, to mitigate or restore significant marine resources from the effects of coastal development projects on coral reef and hardbottom habitats, hard coral (scleractinian) and soft coral (octocorals) are often transplanted to an appropriate receiver site. Standards for the transplantation of hard and soft corals have often been applied differently, depending on the project, location and other factors. Minimization and restoration efforts must account for factors such as species diversity, survivorship of organisms after transplantation, and local benthic resources.