Coral Nursery Project conclusion In Conclusion to 'coral nurseries placed nearby coral reefs'. The water passing over the nursery must be clean, clear and nutrient free in order to produce healthy coral. Storm and hurricane events severely damage coral reefs and nurseries. The percentage of storm damaged coral loss in a nursery is approximately the same percentage of loss that occurs on the nearby reef. This is true for coral disease outbreaks as well, the percentage of corals infected by disease in a nursery is approximately the same as on the nearby reef. Coral nurseries are great tools for gauging the health of coral reefs but as far as saving a reef put your money in cleaning up air, land and water pollution. The Reef Relief Coral Nursery produced three large Acropora Rosettes that were ultimately used to rebuild a section of damaged reef where a boat had 'run aground'.