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....