At only a few metres above sea level, Tuvalu faces threat from rising waters. One of the projects aimed at finding a way to shore up Tuvalu’s shoreline is a project to “grow” sand. The sand is really tiny star shaped coral.
I came across the project research site, just near the port on Funafuti. It consists of some aquariums set up under an awning and between some shipping containers. It is a joint project with Japanese researchers from Tokyo University.
These are the photos I took of the project site in April 2010.