Dr. David Vaughan

Dr. David Vaughan

Dr. David Vaughan has held positions in aquaculture research and development for over 30 years. He directed the Aquaculture Division at Harbor Brach Oceanographic Institution for 17 years, including the design, build and operation of the 60-acre HBOI Aquaculture Development Park, the world’s only completely recirculating center for aquaculture training and demonstration. He worked with Phillippe Cousteau and Earth Echo International on coral reef restoration initiatives. As previous Executive Director of the Mote Marine Laboratory in the Florida Keys, he started the coral restoration program, heralded with developing the new technology of “micro-fragmentation” and is helping people globally, in this process as a scalable tool for reef restoration. He now serves as the founder of Plant A Million Corals Foundation.