Coral Translocation: Mitigating Adverse Impact of Development along the Aqaba Coastline/Jordan

Mohammed M. A. Kotb, Nedal M. Alouran, Abdullah A. Awali, MohannadA. Hararah
2015 Biomedical & Pharmacology Journal  
The present study describes corals translocationinitiated in response to theEnvironmental Impact Assessment study (EIA)conducted for the new South Port project in Aqaba. A galvanized steel structure painted with anti-fouling and anti-rust paints for the establishment of nursery structures was used. Concrete pipes and fossil reef rocks were utilized for the creation of a new cave-shape dive site. Marine cement was used to fix the colonies at the designated sites.About7000 coral colonies were
more » ... l colonies were translocated from the new port site to selectedlocations within the Aqaba Marine Parkshowed a survival rate of 89.8%during the first year. Thestudy indicated that coral translocation is a good tool for conservationif well designed and controlled.It would help in mitigating any potential adverse impacts resulted from development activities in coastal areas.
doi:10.13005/bpj/586 fatcat:36kwntmrdng5fjpggtcy3zazxa