Seascape Caribbean works at the forefront of the industry to improve the capacity, predictability and durability of coral restoration projects. Andrew Ross is a founding member to the Coral Restoration Consortium; a NOAA-facilitated global collaborative of coral restoration practitioners, working to bring the concept to the mainstream.

 

Novel TECHNIQUEs

Andrew Ross developed the buoyant mid-water line (BDL), also known as Clothesline or String nursery for the in situ culture of coral fragments under Jamaican conditions in 2004 and 2005. A combination of the methods of Bowden-Kerby and Shafir, this system provide predictable high-survivorship and high healing and growth rates per nursery propagule or fragment. BDL overview =>

Seascape Caribbean has developed methods for rapid, low-cost deployment of permanent sand anchors for coral nurseries, marker buoys and light vessels employing adapted manta and cement sand-plugs set through hydraulic liquefaction.

Seascape Caribbean, in collaboration with D&E Marine of Montego Bay, has developed high-survivorship methods for the large turf-plug removal and relocation of Thalassia seagrasses employing hydraulic cutters. 

PROPRIETARY TECHNIQUES

Seascape Caribbean has developed several rapid-deployment, low-maintenance coral nursery systems for various in and ex situ propagative approaches and coral morphologies, including spawn-capture. Licensees & Collaborators =>                         

 


RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS