30 Apr '15, 6pm

Literally nursing coral reefs back to life, to restore marine habitat #throwbackthursday #tbt http…

A diver carries a cement formation used for growing coral in a water nursery near the Florida Keys. Nurseries like this are are located at varying depth, water quality and distance from the shore to determine which coral strains are successful in which conditions. In an effort to revers the decline of coral in the Keys, The Nature Conservancy is partnering with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to create the Florida Reef Resilience Program. In 2005, the Conservancy also began working with Ken Nedimyer, a local aquarium supplier, to cultivate these underwater coral nurseries and propigate those corals most resilient to heat and disease. © Ken Nedimyer

Full article: http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/habitats/oceanscoast...

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