They are a nonprofit ocean conservation organization working to restore their coral reefs, educating others on the importance of our oceans, and using science to further research and monitoring techniques. They are dedicated to creating offshore nurseries and restoration programs for threatened coral species. These programs have allowed them to take the lead in innovative nursery and restoration techniques that are implemented worldwide.
Due to multiple stressors in the late 1970s and early 1980s, previously dominant reef building corals throughout the Florida Keys and the Caribbean declined dramatically, leaving the remaining corals scattered and facing extinction.
Through propagation techniques, tens of thousands of corals are grown and maintained in multiple offshore coral tree nurseries before being strategically outplanted on reefs allowing them to continue on a path to natural recovery.
With the help of students, volunteers, scientists, and donors, their corals are successfully raised until they are “reef-ready”, outplanted onto the reef, and monitored. Their innovative techniques are scalable and they are making a difference for their oceans.
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