We just completed a a wonderful photo assignment for National Wildlife Federation about young people involved in staghorn coral restoration. We photographed these young divers as they harvested the coral from an underwater nursery, cleaned the growth bases, tagged and measured the corals. Surfacing with their selected corals we then traveled to a damaged area on a nearby reef where we photographed the boys and girls using a special underwater epoxy to "plant" the corals on the reef.
Since our contract dictates we cannot release the photos until they are published by National Wildlife Federation, the photos shown here are of another coral restoration event involving college students that we photographed on assignment for a magazine in 2007.
It's really gratifying to work on an assignment about such a positive project!