The bad weather does not stop the teams of Te mana o te moana. Coral cutting work for the maintenance of the underwater trail continues. The goal of coral cuttings is to recover broken fragments before they are covered in sand and thus die.
The method used is inspired by the method of Tamarii pointe des pêcheurs: a pencil sea urchin spine serves as a support and the coral fragment is attached to it by a linen twine and a wire. This method takes more time than other widely used methods but has a neutral impact on the environment thanks to the use of non-harmful materials.
The cutting, once installed, will absorbe the pencil sea urchin spine in its skeleton and when at the right size, will be implanted on dead corals used as a support.
Depending on the species, the cuttings will take between 1 and 3 months to grow.
Coral cuttings can be performed by anybody, it does not require any tool or special material. Try and share with us your experiences!