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Our oceans and reefs have thrived for over 400 million years, serving as homes to much of earth’s biodiversity. Unfortunately, human activities now threaten their existence. Over 50% of the world’s reefs have died in the last 30 years. If this trend continues, our seas and oceans will never be the same for future generations.

Most of these problems are the result of human interference. Other threats to marine life are over-fishing, agricultural pesticides, coral bleaching, filling the oceans with plastic, and factory/industrial sewage. 

What About Florida and the Reefs?

Photo by Q.U.I

Florida is the only state in the continental United States with extensive shallow coral reef formations near its coasts. THESE reefs create specialized habitats that provide shelter, food, and breeding sites for numerous plants and animals. As a result, coral reefs lay the foundation of a dynamic ecosystem with tremendous biodiversity.

Florida’s Coral Reef stretches approximately 360 linear miles from Dry Tortugas National Park west of the Florida Keys to the St. Lucie Inlet in Martin County. Roughly two-thirds of Florida’s Coral Reef lies within Biscayne National Park and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, a protected marine area surrounding the Florida Keys Island chain.

 NOAA oversees a $100 million effort to restore Florida’s most important coral reefs. Unfortunately, over the last 40 years, they’ve been degraded by disease, development, and environmental stresses


At Reefs For Oceans, we understand that the best way to save our fragile marine life is by training student Marine Biologists in the art of Assisted Evolution. Our goal is to train the future generations of Marine Biologists in the science of Assisted Evolution year after year.  The transplantation of these Super Corals is the best new science available to Save Our Reefs. Our programs allow Marine Biologists-in-training to learn and observe the cultivation and preservation of coral reefs in their natural habitat.  An education technique like this is called In-Situ learning. This underwater classroom will take place at the Imagination Reef in South Florida. Our on-site training provides an opportunity to learn organic trends in a conducive environment. In addition, they can implement and study Assisted Evolution techniques that will produce healthier, more durable, and vibrant corals that can survive in warmer and more acidic ocean environments.

This long-term project is a huge undertaking.  However, acting alone, we can only achieve all of our goals with the support of the public.  While not everyone can work on-site for this mission, anyone can contribute towards supporting the project and our Marine Biologists of the future. Your donations to Reefs For Oceans will help support our efforts, the coral reefs, and our planet’s oceans. 

Students will have an in-water experience, obtain their SCUBA certification from our partner training facility, and have the costs provided by people or organizations that recognize the importance of this mission.  Your contributions will help cover the costs of food, housing, and SCUBA training to mention a few. We plan to do our part to restore the oceans and reefs right here in the United States and the State of Florida. You can join us in making that vision a reality!

Make a difference today. Click below to learn how you can donate. We have a reef to build Pound by Pound.