A few of our key projects & contracts ...

The highlight video shown features a coral relocation project in Nassau Bahamas. This was a development mitigation project involving the identification and rescue of over 1400 corals located in a channel ear-marked for dredging.  

Coral relocations

Included below are a selection of our coral transplantation projects. Notably from its inception CMCR has maintained the core ideal that coral transplantation should be used as a last resort and only when certain criteria are met:

  • project is one of National significance and is supported by the wider community, local laws, and it is confirmed that corals will be killed if not relocated. 

  • the transplanted corals and selected control reefs must be monitored for at least 12 months and ideally multiple years to better quantify potential changes

  • the recipient reef sites have similar if not better conditions than the donor reef locations (e.g. water quality, similar depth, irradiance, coral density, biodiversity, degree of protection).  

 

It is always to goal to find the solution that serves our environment and our communities best, which is inarguably always best achieved when we find ways to maintain Nature's original design. However, when development projects are required or afforded permission to persist which would cause unnecessary environmental damage there are innovative and successful strategies to help save our coral and marine habitats. 

Heywood's, Barbados
Heywood's, Barbados

2018 Survivorship 94% Monitoring: 24 months

Nassau, Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

2015 Survivorship 95% Monitoring: 12 months

Port Ferdinand, Barbados
Port Ferdinand, Barbados

2010 Survivorship 92% Monitoring: 12 months

Montego Bay, Jamaica
Montego Bay, Jamaica

2009 Survivorship: 98% Monitoring: <1 month

Nassau, Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

2008 Survivorship 93% Monitoring: 6 months

Coast Guard, Barbados
Coast Guard, Barbados

2004 Survivorship 92% Monitoring: 12 months

Oistins Pipeline, Barbados
Oistins Pipeline, Barbados

2004 Survivorship 83% Monitoring: 2 months

Port St Charles, Barbados
Port St Charles, Barbados

2003 Survivorship 90% Monitoring: 6 months

Port Authority, Barbados
Port Authority, Barbados

2002 Survivorship 91% Monitoring: 12 months