QUT researchers are working to find ways to support coral restoration and reef adaptation with aquaculture bred corals. This will involve developing effective and reliable methods to mass-propagate juvenile and fragment corals, conserve existing populations on the Great Barrier Reef and overcome bottlenecks in coral propagation at scale.
Scope and expected outcomes
- Breed and asexually propagate corals to reliably produce juveniles or fragments for deployment purposes
- Enhance growth and survival of coral juveniles and micro fragments post-deployment on the Reef
- Design an aquaculture facility prototype and test breakthrough technologies and automation.