Mote Marine Laboratory Forms Partnership To Help Restore Florida's Reefs
Aug 02, 2018 05:35PM ● Published by Kevin
Photo courtesy of Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium on Facebook.
The event marks the seventh year of the coral restoration partnership, which enables citizen science volunteers from CWVC and SCUBAnauts to participate in science-based marine habitat restoration.
The group of about 35 divers planted 300 corals on the reef on Tuesday, June 26, bringing the total number of corals planted by Mote in conjunction with members of the CWVC and SCUBAnauts to nearly 2,000, the article says. The corals were planted in a special restoration area dubbed Hero’s Reef, the story continues, in honor of all current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces.
"Mote has been studying coral ecosystems for decades and is an international leader in the development of innovative coral reef restoration technologies focused on growing threatened and reef building coral species for replanting on decimated or damaged sections of reefs throughout the Florida Keys in order to reverse decades of dramatic coral population decline," the article says.