Coral propagation, through the scientifically proven methodology of Ocean Quest, is a cost effective and an easy-to-understand way to rehabilitate coral reefs, where coral are declining due to various factors of natural and man-made threats.
Coral reefs are an important and unique ecosystem that are self-sustaining and provide vital support for marine life. They play a crucial role in the tropical marine environment through there contribution to the food chain, there reef building capacity and there important role in the carbon cycle. One way to counteract and save what is left of this invaluable ecosystem is to rehabilitate coral reefs through coral propagation. Prior to this program, coral rehabilitation was limited to only experts and marine biologists. However, Ocean Quest holds the vision that, with training, everyone can propagate coral and that makes them able to rehablitate coral reefs. Artifical reefs of man-made structure cannot achieve sustainability, as they are not food producers for reef organisms and cannot duplicate the roles of a coral reef in the marine ecosystem. A lot of marine conservation projects do more damage than conservation and abandoned artificial reefs turn into pollution. Thus, coral reef rehabilitation needs to be happening in the most natural way possible. By propagating corals we can create a naturally growing habitat that is self-sustaining for the reefs inhabitants as well as becoming a source of food and shelter. This in turn will continue to support the livelihood of local people depending on it.