Your group, Secore, stands for sexual coral reproduction. Coral sex sounds … intriguing.
We focus on sexual reproduction. There are two critically endangered species, elkhorn coral and staghorn coral — the first reef-building coral ever included in the Endangered Species Act — that it has turned out have trouble reproducing. We do fertilization under controlled conditions and get fertilization rates of 90 or more percent. Then we put them back to the reef, and that way we can help the coral. Since 2010, we have been doing restoration in Curacao, and we have now 100 colonies, each the size of a soccer ball, that we have successfully planted. This is a major success.