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Technologies

Substrate Enhancement in a High Energy Environment

After a crown of thorns infestation in 2019 followed immediately by consecutive typhoon events, extensive rubble fields have developed in Apo Reef Natural Park which have become traps for recruiting hard corals because of their relative instability. Parameters to measure substrate stabilization in this high energy area was determined using an experimental set-up that would …

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Reef BayBe: A Coral Reef Decision-Making Tool & Primer

The Reef BayBe (A Coral Reef Decision-Making Tool & Primer, is a software with a manual package that integrates quantitative data and experts’ knowledge using a Bayesian Belief Network (BBN) model. This allows a more holistic look at our ridge-to-river-to-reef systems, and aims to help marine protected area managers and other users to make data-driven …

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Refined raft and longline culture method

SEAFDEC, UPV, and Samar State University (SSU), in collaboration with DOST-PCAARRD, improves local production and produces safe and quality oyster harvest.  With the refined raft and longline culture method, the oyster farmer can now produce harvestable weights of 75-90 grams within seven months compared to the traditional method (8-10 months).

Pouch and tray methods

SEAFDEC, UPV, and Samar State University (SSU), in collaboration with DOST-PCAARRD, improves local production and ensures safe and quality oyster harvest. The pouch and tray methods produce uniform weight, quality meat, and meat yield of 27–29% higher than that of the traditional method that produces only 14.5– 18.9% meat yield. These methods result in an …

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Culture technology for the production of corals for reef restoration

Culture technologies for sexually-derived coral propagules for reef restoration were developed and summarized in a manual entitled “Culture and rearing techniques of corals from larvae”. Results on the optimal size of sexual coral propagules appropriate for outplantation suggest that the performance of sexually-derived small coral outplants is highly affected by the condition of the outplantation …

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A Rapid Assessment Instrument for Coastal Benthic Habitats (ARAICoBeH) System

A Rapid Assessment Instrument for Coastal Benthic Habitats (ARAICoBeH) System is a set of low-cost survey equipment that can cover huge areas of both coral and non-coral sites within a short amount of time.  ARAICoBeH System is deployed from a boat and is made up of three components: 1) an action camera on a small …

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Development of a Wearable Goat Peak Estrus Sensor

One critical control point that contributed to low conception rates among artificially inseminated goats is the timing of insemination. Usually, breeders rely on behavioral changes used during natural breeding but these only determine the period of estrus and are not necessarily the best time to inseminate. To advance artificial insemination (AI) in goats, PCAARRD funded …

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PregKit: Non-invasive pregnancy diagnostic kit for goat

To enhance productivity and upgrade goats in the countryside, PCAARRD in recent years has invested in the promotion of goat artificial insemination (AI) as an alternative to natural breeding.   To ensure that only dry does are subjected to estrus synchronization and AI, efficient screening of pregnancy must be done, as subjecting already gestating goats may …

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