Coral Restoration

By Mars Sustainable Solutions

We can rebuild coral reefs. While there are many ways that reefs are damaged there are effective ways to restore them. This multimedia exhibit presents one of the methods to restore coral reefs.

We use the Mars Assisted Reef Restoration System, the hero of which is the Reef Star—a steel structure onto which coral fragments are attached. Reef Stars are joined together to make strong, stable webs that support rapid coral growth. So rapid, that in many locations coral cover has increased from 5 percent to 70 percent in just three years!

CTC partnered with Mars Sustainable Solutions to establish the Indonesian Coral Reef Restoration Taskforce in 2021 to support coral restoration efforts in Indonesia. We also work with communities to plant coral and rebuild local reefs and visitors can directly adopt a coral after their visit