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Update on Hanauma Bay Coral Restoration Project

Episode 8 documents the first of two coral module outplant events in the final stage of this historic coral restoration project at Hanauma Bay. As we shared in earlier videos, Friends of Hanauma Bay funded the Hawaii Coral Restoration Nursery to fast-grow six 42 cm modules of endemic brown lobe corals to restore similar corals damaged or destroyed by marine debris in early 2020. In order to help ensure the survivability of these modules, only one of the six modules is outplanted in Episode 8. It will be continuously monitored for approximately four weeks. If the corals on the module acclimate well, the remaining five modules will be outplanted near the first one in Phase II of the outplant process.