Seychelles Coral Reef Restoration

Take a dive underwater and discover the Seychelles’ amazing coral reefs and wildlife. Catch a glimpse of the troubles these ecosystems are facing and what is done to save them.

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Global warming and ocean acidification put a lot of pressure on coral reefs worldwide. Because of these man made stressors corals are undergoing what is called “Coral bleaching”. Here the corals expel the algae that live in symbiosis with them, colour them and provide the corals with most of their nutrition. Without the algae, the corals expose their white skeleton and are left without the important supply of nutrients they need to survive. Two major bleaching events happened in the Seychelles in 1998 and in 2016. These caused the death of up to 90% of all corals in Seychelles.

Luckily, organisations like the Marine Conservation Society Seychelles are trying to save the local reefs by monitoring the area and using the data to set up marine protected areas. However, passive protection is not enough to keep the reefs healthy and alive. With the support of local businesses, the Marine Conservation Society Seychelles has set up coral nurseries on land as well as in the ocean. Here, heat resistant coral fragments are grown so they can be transplanted back on the damaged reefs. 

Seychelles Coral Reef Restoration takes you right into the beautiful marine biodiversity of the Seychelles and also shows what we will lose if we do not address global warming and other anthropogenic stressors on the marine environment.

NEWS

Seas at Risk invites Cyan Planet's immersive projects to Ocean Action conference!

The Ocean Action conference brings decision makers, marine conservationists and ocean lovers together. We are grateful to be invited with Seychelles Coral Reef Restoration for such a special event! Read more...

Seychelles Coral Reef Restoration amazes hundreds of children at Science Festival

It was absolutely wonderful to see the happiness, the excitement, and the curiosity of hundreds of children being in a coral reef for the first time in their life. And, of course it is not only for children, as the adults of the fair found out soon enough! Read more...

Premiere at the MarMotto 2019

We are excited to announce that Seychelles Coral Reef Restoration premiered at the MarMotto conference 2019, where Cyan Planet hosted a virtual reality showcase and workshop! Read more...

Awareness for coral reefs at the boot conference 2020

Boats play their part in the degradation of coral reefs. We are happy that Seychelles Coral Reef Restoration was showcased at the conference to draw attention to the responsibility of sailors for healthy coral reefs.

Diving into marine minds conference in Brest

The annual "Diving into marine minds" conference had VR experiences in their program for the first time ever - brought by Cyan Planet. Seychelles Coral Reef Restoration was an integral part, showing a great approach of science communication to young researchers. Read more...

Support for young creatives!

Cyan Planet is always happy to support young creatives like Sam Desmet. He is a marine biologist who worked in the Marine Conservation Society Seychelles during the production of Seychelles Coral Reef Restoration. He created the documentary from April until June 2019 with technical support and free use of equipment from Cyan Planet.

You would like to create an immersive media project for marine conservation and need support? Contact us!

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