TGFbeta

Scientific Research program aiming to increase our knowledge on coral bleaching. This is of paramount importance to find adequate measures to deal with this major environmental problem. Moreover, the study of TGFbeta in corals will collect data needed to understand certain human diseases such as cancer, malaria or Alzheimer.

As it is the case for any disease, we must first get to know the actors to find ‘the’ solution.

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Corals fluorescence

Many corals produce certain proteins that absorb higher energy blue and violet light. The absorbed light is the re-emitted at lower energy wavelengths such as the brilliant greens you see in thisvideo.The exact function of these proteins is not yet known, but one theory is that they serve to protect the delicate coral tissues from potentially damaging light radiation (blue, violet, UV, etc.).

TGFbeta Research Program

Breeding Protocol Research Program for Aquaculture

Thanks to the scientific research program for the development in aquaculture, it is possible to find an alternative to the wild sampling in natural environment. The development of simple protocols for aquaculture of targeted species, could reduce fishing pressures on these ecosystems and repopulate damaged marine areas. 

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IMTOA: Biodynamic Aquaculture 

Ornamental fishery resources face a range of challenges: need for their conservation and sustainable use; need to ensure benefits are equitably shared, problems caused by habitat loss and degradation, harmful fishing practices.

 

Integrated Multi-Trophic Ornamental Aquaculture could answer most of these problems. Coral Guardian starts the first ornamental biodynamic aquaculture structure in the world.