Enhancing captive corals through novel heterotrophic feeding methods

Nutrition and Seafood Laboratory (NuSea.Lab) has joined the Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program (RRAP) in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Great Barrier Reef Foundation, James Cook University, The University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, and Southern Cross University.  

The Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program (RRAP) is a collaboration of Australia’s leading experts to create a suite of innovative and targeted measures to help preserve and restore the Great Barrier Reef.  

Using microencapsulation technology, NuSea.Lab have developed several prototype diets that aim to improve the survival and growth performance of captive coral species through nutritional enhancement.  

Captive corals
Australian institute of marine science and NuSea.Lab