Coral nurseries being setup to create new coral reefs once mature by Lorenzo Mittiga

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Pictured: Divers tend to 'coral nurseries' where different species are grown before being planted into the wild in a bid to restore dying reefs.  Over 900 tree-like structures built underwater on the coast of Bonaire Island in the Caribbean are used to culture different strains of coral.<br />
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Each 5ft PVC and fibreglass tree has 10 branches, and can hold around 100 of the young organisms.  Marine biologist Lorenzo Mittiga, 49, took photographs of the process, before the young corals are planted on a reef.  SEE OUR COPY FOR MORE DETAILS.<br />
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