The month of June was packed full of hard work, here in Mo’orea and out in the world. As you already know, the gardeners have been busy planting corals, completing the first transplantation of our nursery in Tiaia, reaching a perfect halfway point towards 15,000 corals, six months into the year. To learn more about the whole transplantation process, read the full story on our website.
The restoration crew also found time to go on a special mission to a nearby Polynesian island to protect the legendary reef of Teahupo’o, which is known for some of the world’s heaviest waves. The team seeded a new garden there along with the local kids, teaching them our restoration methods from the ground up. The team then handed off their slates and fins to let the kids take care of the 100 corals now growing in this nursery, ending their visit with a surf sesh full of glassy rides.
More exciting news comes from our CG Labs, where head engineer, Drew, went on a field trip to Guam to develop an underwater robot to map reefs with photogrammetry in order to help us track our impact. Meanwhile, in Europe, our founder Titouan was raising awareness through different events, such as the We Love Green Festival in Paris, along with our ambassador Mike Horn, activating the music community to join our ocean conservation movement.
Last, but not least, our new We The Reef program hit a total of 24 members at the end of June. Shoutout to all the businesses who joined – spread across 11 different countries, from pearl farmers to boardriders – all playing their part in giving back to the reef. To learn more about the program and the rad founding members, head over to our website.
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