Who Are The Coral Gardeners?
At the age of 16, Titouan Bernicot realised that the coral reefs surrounding his home were dying. On the remote island of Mo'orea, Titouan grew up working on a pearl farm with his mother and father. He was, and is — to this day — completely connected to the sea.
Concerned for the reef, Titouan came into contact with a marine biologist on the island. Together, they took coral cuttings, ‘replanted’ them, and watched them grow — a regenerative process called ‘fa'a'apu’.
Titouan fell in love with the process, and so, Coral Gardeners was born! The initiative rapidly grew from a few volunteers to a full team of scientists, engineers, divers and expert communicators.