Coral Restoration Foundation™ focuses on actively restoring Florida’s Coral Reef and supporting reef restoration efforts around the world.
Coral Restoration Foundation™ grows tens of thousands of genetically diverse corals in the world’s largest offshore coral nurseries and rehomes them on degraded reef sites. They are restoring structure, habitat, and biodiversity to the reef system.Explore Reef Sites
Number of coral fragments planted by July 2022
How much faster do our corals grow compared to natural colonies?
What is the average survivorship of outplanted corals?
Reef area restored by July 2022
What is the total linear extension of outplanted corals?
Diversity of coral species in the outplanted ecosystem
How many new species are living on the outplanted reef?
Coral nurseries are places where corals are raised until they are ready to be rehomed on a reef restoration site. To raise huge numbers of corals quickly and cost effectively, Coral Restoration Foundation™ invented the Coral Tree™, which is now used by groups around the world. Corals suspended on the Coral Trees grow very quickly.
Coral spawning is an annual phenomenon during which corals of the same species synchronize the release of sperm and eggs (gametes) into the water column over several days following the full moon 🌚. The little white balls that look like snow are coral gametes! Natural spawning is a great sign of healthy corals, as they don't spawn when they are sick or stressed.
Studying corals is vital for ensuring restoration efforts have the best chance of success. Coral Restoration Foundation™ supports a wide range of research including projects exploring resilient coral genotypes, restoration techniques, environmental factors affecting outplant survival and much more.
It is vital that we engage and empower all communities if we are to succeed at saving coral reefs from extinction. Educational programs at Coral Restoration Foundation™ include PADI Coral Restoration Specialty courses and dive programs, freely available educational resources including lesson plans, digital presentations, after school clubs, and more.
We are a small, dynamic team with a fierce passion for marine conservation. Our specialized backgrounds and diverse experiences all contribute to a professional environment of cooperation, determination, and innovation.
There are three main areas in which coral conservation organizations usually focus their resources on: coral restoration, coral science & research and last but not least, coral education. This is a breakdown for how this organization distributes their funds.