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Lampung University students to transplant coral reefs

BANDARLAMPUNG, Lampung, April 13 – Students of the University of Lampung Biology Division will transplant coral reefs in Lampung Bay as part of the activities to celebrate the Natural Resources Conservation Week, the work coordinator Novriadi said here Tuesday.

The Natural Resources Conservation Week has for its theme "Enhancing Public Awareness and Concern for the Importance of Education and Marine Conservation for a Better Future."

At least 50 divers will be involved, but only 10 with a job of transplanting are certified.

"The observation will be conducted once in every three months," Novriadi explained .

He added that the activity will be conducted on April 18, 2011 in Ringgung beach, Pesawaran district, with at least 72 organisms to be grown and developed.

In addition, the other activities in the Natural Resources Conservation Week include environmental action themed "Show Real Action in Our Sea" and an underwater photography contest themed "My Million Marine Charms of Nature".

The other activities are coloring and drawing contest themed "Save Coral Reefs Now For Future Marine Life."

The participants of the coral transplantation are students, lecturers and diving clubs in Indonesia, while the environmental action involved high school and college students. (PNA/Antara)


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