I’m sure we’ve all heard of and read about transplants. But a coral transplant? Well, for the first time in India, the Gujarat coast got a coral transplant from Agatti islands in Lakshadweep. These locally-extinct corals were restored into place in Mithapur reef in Arabian sea and Poshitra reef of MNP in the Gulf of Kutch.
Human interventions are the major reason for loss of coral reefs across the world. Such initiatives help to protect the coasts and the flora and fauna of the area. The recent transplant was a joint initiative of Marine National Park (MNP), Jamnagar, Gujarat forest department, Wildlife Trust of India and Tata Chemicals.