We thank you for your interest in becoming a steward of the environment and the ocean that covers 2/3 of our planet. In Playa del Carmen, ProjectQRRestore's mission to "proteger, mitigar, restaurar" our oceans will occur in 3 approaches. We will use donor money to plant underwater seagrass meadows, reproduce coral through asexual and sexual means, and develop artificial underwater modules for coral polyps to adhere to as a growing substrate.
Previous in-situ coral restoration projects have been on a small-scale in PDC and have failed, not only due to team disinterest but because of a lack of complementary restoration modules reinforcing each other.
Using Hessian bag modules, we will give our coral zone buffers from ocean acidification, human activity and create habitats for marine life
Using grant funding, our team will undergo training to learn about laboratory-based coral larval propagation from Coralium Labs in Puerto Morelos.
Using grant funding, our team will undergo training to learn about micro-fragmentation practices from CCRP in Cozumel.
With further funding, our team will begin developing concrete structures as underwater substrate for burgeoning coral modules to adhere to.
Our team believes that with certain processing steps, the use of sargasso collected from Mexico's shore can turn a surface-layer nutrient and sunlight thief into a potent seabed fertilizer.