Pascal and Mathieu Coutant, La Rochelle Aquarium's Managers, flew off yesterday to Guadeloupe for the Planugwa Coral Mission.
This year, they hope to harvest the eggs of three species of coral, one of which is in critical danger of extinction: the reef-building elkhorn coral.
The mission's goal is to then breed the coral in aquariums and to perfect protocols that will enable maritime repopulation actions for these endangered species..
In the long term, this initiative could help to preserve and rebuild the coral reefs of the Caribbean.
New in 2013:
You can now follow the Planugwa Mission day by day on its blog at http://planugwa2013.wordpress.com.
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