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Florid Reefs

Our oceans and reefs have thrived for over 400 million years, as reproduction areas for 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. There is nothing on earth to replace it.

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.

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. 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 & Oceans, we believe investing in student Marine Biologists and the art of Assisted Evolution is combining talent and a sound science that works.      

Anyone can contribute towards supporting our Marine Biologists of the future. Your donations to Reefs & Oceans are appreciated. You are helping to save coral reefs and protect the planet’s oceans. 

At Reefs For Oceans, we believe that the best way is training student Marine Biologists in the art of Assisted Evolution.  This process is called In-Situ learning. Training on site of your studies, underwater.

This underwater classroom will take place at the Celebration Reef in South Florida. www.celebraton

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 friends at the Paradise Divers, and have the costs provided by people or organizations that recognize the importance of this mission. 

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