Coral Vita is a fresh coral farm. Their work with Reef Life will be to provide freshly grown coral pieces in the regions where Coral Vita has a functioning farm.
Coral Vita's expertise provides living coral colonies to incorporate into global reef restoration and new reef construction projects, like Reef Life Structures.
Coral Vita provides a range of native, hardy and resilient coral species, including rare Brain Corals for restoration projects, enabling holistic and high impact revitalization of degraded or damaged reefs.
Their corals are specifically tailored to each restoration location, and are grown to enhance levels of resiliency against the warming ocean temperatures and acidifying water conditions that threaten reef health. They also incorporate methodologies developed by the Mote Marine Lab to accelerate coral growth up to 50x natural rates.
Working with Coral Vita will allow Reef Life Restoration to bring our newly built engineered reefs to life right after we deploy them in the ocean. This means that the ecosystem will not only benefit from our patented nano-technology reef structures, but also from new resilient living coral colonies that will in tandem help restore the health of ocean ecosystems.
Why are these guys so loved by fish?
Coral Vita Co-Founders Gator Halpern and Sam Teicher bring NEW LIFE to damaged reef areas with amazing science growing coral!
Coral Vita Co-Founder Gator Halpern assessing the Puntacana Resort and Club’s Staghorn nursery
Photo Credit: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Farming corals on land further reduces risks that ocean-based nurseries are exposed to, such as storms, boating accidents, or warming events that can kill corals. Also, ocean-based farming limits the type of corals to the site-specific location of the nursery. Growing corals on land allows us to produce a range of native corals which meet the needs of a particular site, as Coral Vita can tailor water conditions that replicate those of restoration site. Sooner rather than later, Coral Vita's land-based farming offers a solution for large-scale degradation.