The Coral Propagation
This is an introductory program for all the participants. It involves basic demonstrations on coral fragging by Ocean Quest trainers. Collection of coral broodstocks, live rocks and propagation activity is handled by trainers, volunteers from Sea Shepherd Malaysia and certified divers from PASC. All the activities is conducted from shore so that the non-diving participants can learn and help with the process of coral fragging.
Broodstock is collected from broken fragments of corals found on the sea floor. There is no extraction of any corals from healthy colonies. In the Ocean Quest system we use natural live rocks to attach the coral fragments. There is no need for man made substrates like PVC pipes, steel structures or concrete pots. This guarantees that we did no leave any harmful substances where we propagate the corals.