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ADE PROJECT:
Reef Restoration at Work
STEP ONE:
The process begins at village level. ADE supplies the complete infrastructure and training to teach the village our original technique of donor colony fragmentation and attachment to unique bases designed by Walt Smith. These bases allow for maximum coral growth and provide an excellent “peg” for easy placement on the reef once they have started their growth.

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STEP TWO:
The newly planted corals are carefully covered with wet paper to protect them from the hot sun and keep them moist while they are transferred out to the ocean farm site where they are placed on specially designed racks for a grow out period of 2 - 5 months.

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STEP THREE:
Once the coral are ready for transplanting on the reef the village divers select a variety of species and place them on a nearby reef to establish new habitat. The unique pegs that they are planted on make perfect stems to secure them in wedges and natural holes on the reef substrate. Each village is easily able to plant 1,000 pieces of new coral per month.
    The villagers receive income for carrying out this work from the donations received into the ADE Project  from environmentally conscientious donors around the world.

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