If the biota, in the course of aeons, has built something we like but do not understand, then who but a fool would discard seemingly useless parts? To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent tinkering. Aldo Leopold, Round River, 1993.
In 1998, Craig Quirolo worked with Reef Doctor Harold Hudson to create a coral nursery that salvaged storm-damaged corals at Key West coral reefs after a series of three strong storms. See the images and the steps taken to stabilize and elevate the reef.