Building a mega reef in the Gulf of Oman [Video]

Reef rescue in the Gulf of Oman

These local divers are replanting corals

to create a 'mega reef'

They're cut from other corals nearby

and split into several pieces

A project to protect sea life,

and combat coral bleaching

(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) DIRECTOR OF MARINE ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH DEPARTMENT AT MINISTRY OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENVIRONMENT, AHMED AL-ZAABI, SAYING:

"So we are recreating the coral reef environment and system, which become colonized with fish and increases biodiversity and becomes a habitat for fish species that are threatened and it becomes a nice environment for diving tourism. And all these things come from planting corals or the coral colonies that exist all over the world, thus, when these colonies grow, everything changes....

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