Coral Reef Protection Project
Reef Safari’s marine biologist, Makalesi Nalasi, conducts presentations for guests at the resort’s Kama Lounge & Bar, at 4pm every Monday and Friday. Join an interactive session to hear Makalesi talking about the rich marine ecosystem at Natadola Bay, our restoration efforts and the impact of the work being done.
Our short-term strategy is to collect fragments of corals that have become detached from the homes through natural causes, sourcing these from nearby dive and snorkel sites in Natadola Bay. In 2022, Reef Safari staff collected over 200 coral fragments (many of them Acropora branching corals), and these are now establishing themselves in a series of nursery frames at a depth of roughly five to seven metres.
A medium-term restoration strategy will involve the selective fragmentation of specific parent corals during the winter months. Reef Safari staff will then construct a coral nursery of around 1,000 fragments representing ten coral species.
Reef Safari runs guided snorkelling sessions if you’d like experience first-hand this astonishing marine ecosystem.