Pioneering coral research seminar at London store


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Charterhouse Aquatics in London recently hosted a captive coral breeding presentation.

On Saturday, November 14, the huge showroom of PFK’s 2015 Retailer of the Year, Charterhouse Aquatics, became the stage to Jamie Craggs, Aquarium Curator of the Horniman Aquarium.
The team at Horniman Aquarium was the first institution worldwide to purposefully reproduce broadcast spawning corals in captivity.
This significant achievement led to Project Coral, an innovative and forward thinking coral sexual reproductive research project led by Craggs and his team in conjunction with international partners.
Project Coral’s aspiration is to assess the impact of climate change on coral reproduction and develop viable techniques to help ensure the long-term survival of coral reefs.
The team relies on support of partners, both scientific and corporate, and this is how Charterhouse Aquatics became involved. 
Other partners include Ecotech Marine, Triton UK, Secore Foundation, University of Derby and University of Essex.
The date of the talk coincided with the completion of the overhaul of Charterhouse Aquatics’ showroom of impressive display aquariums, led by Richard Garbutt.
Garbutt says, "We took the decision to focus on few larger displays rather than more smaller displays. Quality over quantity, if you will."
For more information on Project Coral visit the Horniman Museum website.
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