Restoring the Reef
Journey to the Caribbean to hear about a coral reef restoration firsthand in the premier podcast episode of Destination Nature.
Fifty divers, four boats, three days and hundreds of tiny corals.
Dive below the sparkling turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea with Nature Conservancy scientist Joe Pollock to go behind the scenes of a coral restoration on the very first episode of Destination Nature. Then hear from Rita Sellares of partner organization Fundemar on what it takes to pull off Coral Mania, an intensive three-day coral transplantation project.
Learn more about:
- How coral reefs are formed
- The threats to coral reefs
- What TNC is doing to protect and restore these places.
Coral Mania: A Visual Story
On the way to the coral reef divers encounter all sorts of marine life: fish, snails, octopi, turtles, sharks and more. They even pass by a shipwreck.
The divers have come from all across the Domincan Republic to learn from and participate in this restoration event.
For Joe Pollock, the hope is that Coral Mania can serve as a catalyst to spark change and restoration efforts throughout the country.
Photo Gallery: Restoring the Reef
About Destination Nature
Destination Nature is a new podcast series from The Nature Conservancy that brings boots-on-the-ground conservation stories to your computer. Three pilot episodes will launch in the summer of 2019. In each episode we explore a new project, talking with TNC staff and partners about our work in action.
Email our team to share your thoughts about the Destination Nature podcast or to suggest topics for future episodes at firstname.lastname@example.org.