OF THE WORLD'S CORALS ARE EXPECTED TO DIE BY 2050
OF ALL MARINE SPECIES ON THE PLANET ARE SUPPORTED BY CORAL REEFS
MILLION PEOPLE WORLDWIDE DEPEND ON CORAL REEFS FOR FOOD, INCOME, COASTAL PROTECTION AND MORE
OF THE EARTHS OXYGEN COMES FROM CORAL REEFS
Coral Reefs are Crucial
They sustain, protect, and give life.
They generate half of Earth’s oxygen, and absorb nearly one-third of the carbon dioxide generated from burning fossil fuels.
HOME, SWEET HOME
They provide habitat and nourishment for over a quarter of all marine life.
SHELTER FROM THE STORM
They protect shorelines from wave and storm damage, and also help to decrease the effects of the ever-increasing intensity of our weather patterns in this changing landscape of climate change.
Important medicinal components have been found, and are still being discovered, in several marine species that inhabit coral reefs. These have been used to treat cancer, arthritis, human bacterial infections, Alzheimer's disease, heart disease, viruses, and other diseases.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Many coastal communities rely on seafood from coral reefs for food. These natural wonders ultimately feed over one billion people.
Every year an estimated $375 billion in resources and services worldwide come from reefs.
How We Can Make a Difference.
By supporting and funding coral regrowth and planting around the world. Coral regrowth can be accomplished by a few different methods - microfragmentation and coral farming are the two most effective and efficient. Both methods culminate with a healthy, new, coral being outplanted for new life on the reef.
Microfragmentation: By breaking living coral into smaller pieces, we can incite rapid growth that is much faster than traditional planting. The process works much like our own skin regrows after cuts or injuries. These corals are then grown in an incubator until they are ready for planting.
Coral farming also uses microfragmentation to kickstart rapid coral growth but bypasses the incubator stage and grows coral directly in the ocean until they are ready to transfer to live reefs.
Outplanting: Once a coral is ready for new life on the reef, it is carefully transported & out-planted on a degraded area. These healthy, new, corals grow and thrive to recreate the natural ecosystem. Healthy reefs breed more successfully and new life returns with strength to withstand future damage.