MOTE MARINE LABORATORY wrote -
You can help us restore our reefs with just $10 per coral!
Do you know that our coral reefs:
• Provide protection for our shorelines during tropical storms and hurricanes?
• Generate billions for our economy through commercial seafood, tourism and jobs?
• Corals were once healthy and flourishing, but some species have lost more than 90 percent of their coverage because of man-made impacts and changes in our ocean conditions
Scientists at Mote Marine Laboratory are leading the way to understand how reefs are changing and developing new methods for restoring them by replanting thousands of pieces called fragments that will make full colonies to the tune of millions in the future. Mote’s unique research determined how to grow certain species of coral four times faster than in the wild, which resulted in a 95 percent survival rate after one year!
We believe the methods we are developing will help rebuild damaged and depleted reefs in our lifetimes. The only thing holding us back from achieving this goal is funding. Mote can restore one acre of coral reef for $10,000, which is just $10 per coral. Your support can help us restore a precious resource that we all depend on for our survival.
Help us restore and protect the coral reefs to realize a better future for us all.