The Experimental hatchery of Blue Linked is about more than culturing fish fry. Recently a collaboration with Dutch coral expert Tim Wijgerde was initiated. With a crowd funding campaign at Indiegogo funds are raised to develop protocols aiming at enhancing the survival of corals in captivity.
The scientific knowledge on coral husbandry will be made available for coral scientists worldwide. A second target group that will benefit from the project is the aquarium trade. A better insight in the husbandry and culture of coral species will enable the market to use cultured corals in stead of taking them from the wild.