Reef related website links

Sea Life Projects
Adopt-A-Coral
Adopt-A-Coral
Coral Restoration Foundation
Adopt-A-Coral Program
CRF’s Adopt-A-Coral program provides much needed support to the offshore coral nursery and reef restoration programs being undertaken by CRF staff and volunteers. These living reefs off the Florida Keys are vital sources of habitat for marine life, and provide for the economic needs of our coastal communities.
Growing coral to save the Florida reefs
Growing coral to save the Florida reefs
4-H project turns into an ecological movement
Mark Potter
Article chronicling the first placement of Sea Life aquacultured coral into a damaged, dying reef in hopes of helping nature rejuvinate the area.
MSNBC Nightly News Video
MSNBC Nightly News Video
Mollasses Reef Video
MSNB’s Journalist Mark Potter presents a short video showing the Live Rock farm Staghorn coral project and the first corals placed on Molasses Reef
Replanting Corals - Molasses Reef
Replanting Corals – Molasses Reef
Sanctuary Friends Foundation
With a permit issued by NOAA’s Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS), Ken Nedimyer’s Coral Restoration Project’s main objective is to prove that Staghorn coral thickets can be successfully reestablished in areas where they existed previously using corals propagated and grown in an offshore coral nursery…
Coral Is Dying. Can It Be Reborn?
Coral Is Dying. Can It Be Reborn?
The New York Times
Coral Is Dying. Can It Be Reborn?

May 1, 2007
Environmental article by New York Times writer Cornelia Dean discuses the dying Florida reefs and efforts to reestablish healthy corals. Author highlights the Sea Life nursery project and displays photos of maturing corals.
Planet Us: Coral Man Video
Planet Us: Coral Man Video
The New York Times
Planet Us: Coral Man

May 1, 2007
Visit Sea Life’s coral nursery with Ken, Cornelia Dean and Erik Olsen as they film and describe Ken’s, “One person can make a difference” coral growing program.
Experts taking tiny steps to restore coral reefs
Experts taking tiny steps to restore coral reefs
International Herald Tribune
Experts taking tiny steps to restore coral reefs

May 1, 2007
Cornelia Dean
Staghorn Coral Project VTM video clip
Staghorn Coral Project VTM video clip
WLRN
The Endangered Florida Key Largo Barrier Reef

November 6, 2006
Felipe Marrou and VTM Productions present a year in the making special on the disappearing Florida Coral Reefs. Click the link to view a Quick Time (Real Player) video clip from the special showing Ken and daughter Kelly aquaculturing coral and introducing high school students to reef reconstruction efforts. Please note that this excellent video is several minutes long and requires extended download time.
Diadema Urchin Comeback VTM Video Clip
Diadema Urchin Comeback VTM Video Clip
WLRN
The Endangered Florida Key Largo Barrier Reef

November 6, 2006
Felipe Marrou and VTM Productions present a year in the making special on the disappearing Florida Coral Reefs. Click the link to view a second video clip from the special as Ken describes the importance of the diadema urchin and his work with restoring them to the reefs.
Reef Custodians
Coral Reef Information System
Coral Reef Information System
NOAA’s Coral Reef Information System (CoRIS) is designed to be a single point of access to NOAA coral reef information and data products, especially those derived from NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program.
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
The Florida Keys are a unique national treasure of international notoriety. The natural and cultural resources and environmental setting of the area make it among the most diverse in North America. Within the surrounding waters are resources deserving of special consideration and protection, including America’s only living barrier coral reef, patch reefs, hardbottom, vast seagrass meadows, fringed mangrove islands, and all of the rich marine life these marine communities support.
Identification and Care
Florida Museum of Natural History
Florida Museum of Natural History
Education – Biological Profiles contains species profiles on fishes in an image gallery. New species are continually being added.
ZoaId
ZoaId
A showcase of zoanthids utilizing the highest quality photos we can get our hands on submitted by you, the zoanthid enthusiast.
Forums
Everything Salty Forum
Everything Salty Forum
The Everything Salty forum strives to promote a more conscientious aquarist – one that is aware of what impact they have on the reefs from the hobbyist community perspective and the utmost importance of the animals’ lives in their care.

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