Coral Projects Around The Globe 

To Help Educate Yourself & The World About The Issues Plaguing Our Coral Reefs & Oceans.

Have you heard about the 1000 Mermaids Artificial Reef Project that's making waves in Fort Lauderdale? This video replay of their panel discussion during #ArtFTL19 provides a great overview about this innovative under water sculpture garden/public art/eco-tourism project that's raising awareness about the issues plaguing our natural reefs and vital waterways through revolutionary sustainable methods/designs.

CHASING CORA,L NETFLIX 

Published on Jun 8, 2017

Beneath the waves, coral reefs are dying on a massive scale. These scientists and filmmakers are fighting to stop it. Chasing Coral is now streaming on Netflix. 


The Andrew "Red" Harris Foundation (ARHF) is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization founded in 2014 whose vision is to Enhance and Sustain the Marine Environment in Palm Beach County, Florida.

For sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor, the ocean is more than a muse - it's an exhibition space and museum. Taylor creates sculptures of human forms and mundane life on land and sinks them to the ocean floor, where they are subsumed by the sea and transformed from lifeless stone into vibrant habitats for corals, crustaceans and other creatures.

ANGEL AZUL tells the story of one artist's inspiring attempt to draw attention to the perilous situation coral reefs currently face worldwide. Jason DeCaires Taylor is an eco-sculptor who casts cement statues from live human models and installs them on the ocean floor to create an artificial coral reef.
 

We visited the University of Miami's Rescue a Reef program at the Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science to learn about the challenges facing coral reefs around the world and what we can do to help.


Dr. David Vaughan is working to combat the crisis in the world's coral reefs-that is, that humans have lost 25 to 40 percent of the world's corals in recent decades due largely to seawater temperature rise and ocean acidification.

They still look beautiful, but coral reefs are dying at staggering rates - experts project that 90 percent of the world's reefs will be gone by 2050. But a growing group of scientists around the world are searching for innovative solutions to make sure that doesn't happen.

Dr. Vaughan takes us on a journey of exploration, fortunate mishaps and coral reproduction. Dr. David E. Vaughan is an aquaculture researcher who has designed, built and operated many marine aquaculture projects, programs and businesses. He initiated the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution's Aquaculture Division in 1991 and built the Aquaculture Development Park, and ACTED, the Aquaculture Center for Training, Education and Demonstration.

Conservationists work to garden coral and help preserve these unique life forms. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/BBCEarthSub WATCH MORE: New on Earth: https://bit.ly/2M3La96 Oceanscapes: https://bit.ly/2Hmd2kZ Wild Thailand: https://bit.ly/2kR7lmh"


At the Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research & Restoration (EMIC2R3) on Summerland Key, Florida, we raise and study more than 20 species of hard corals, using fragments "rescued"by the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary following boat groundings and other disturbances.

The Florida Aquarium and conservation partners at Keys Marine Lab, Florida Institute of Oceanography, University of South Florida, Nova Southeastern University, National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration are working to rescue, restore and bring awareness to the plights facing the Florida Reef Tract.