Project final report

Coral reef restoration using mass coral larval reseeding - Final report

Date released
20 June 2016
Publication Code

Peter Harrison (Ed)
Co-authors: Ronald Villanueva, Dexter dela Cruz


This project aimed to quantify the effectiveness of using mass larval ‘reseeding’ to initiate restoration of damaged coral communities on reefs in the northern Philippines.

Project outcomes

  • Determined peak coral spawning periods, capture coral spawn and rear millions of coral larvae.
  • Reseeded damaged reef areas via mass larval settlement; and quantified larval settlement and recruitment.
  • Quantified juvenile coral growth and survival to assess the effectiveness of mass larval reseeding.
  • Developed guidelines and technical reports and peer-reviewed publications.