Coral Reef Restoration
Following the Boxing-Day tsunami of 2004, many coral reefs in the Indian Ocean were devastated. Some of them were already suffering from overfishing, pollution, and ocean acidification. The damage caused by the tsunami added to a growing set of challenges facing these sensitive ecosystems. This photo essay highlights the efforts of scientists and divers working in one area of the Andaman Sea, trying to re-establish these hard hit underwater communities.