How corals are grown and transplanted onto artificial reef structures in Singapore

Coral nubbins take six months to a year in the nursery to grow to a suitable size and health for transplanting. PHOTO: NATIONAL PARKS BOARD
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SINGAPORE - Since the early 2000s, Singapore has been trying to restore its coral reefs damaged from decades of land reclamation and port activity.

The Republic has set up nurseries to collect and grow coral species to populate artificial reef structures.

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