Nusa Dua – Recently, together with stakeholders, we conducted coral transplantation on 60 spider’s artificial reefs structures donated by PT Angkasa Pura I, I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport Bali, on Thursday (18/01/2018) in Coral Garden, Nusa Dua waters.
This activity was attended by a number of parties such as representatives of PT Angkasa Pura I (Persero) I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport, Denpasar Regional Office of Coastal and Marine Management of Ministry Fisheries and Marine Affair (BPSPL Denpasar), ITDC, Diver Peduli Laut Nusa Dua, Pokmaswas Yasa Segara Bengiat, and others. Completing transplantation more than 700 corals fragments on 60 spider’s structures becomes a tough task for less than 10 volunteers to ensure transplantation follows a structural model. All the structures with corals on it have installed in underwater of Coral Garden, Nusa Dua.
To ensure corals survive and grow and structures were good installed and stable on seabed, Nusa Dua Reef Foundation teamwork conducted monitoring and maintenance every week. At the first week, the progress was great, 98%, corals have been live. Meanwhile, the rest of the coral have loosed and died. After two months, the development of living corals is increasing and many fishes around it. Only need a little cleaning algae which attached to corals and structures, the rest almost all living corals.
Our special thanks to PT Angkasa Pura I (Persero) I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport for their donation. Thank you to ITDC, BPSPL Denpasar, Diver Peduli Laut Nusa Dua and all our volunteers for the great support.