Ken Nedimeyer, Barrett Walker, Brett Howell & Kevin Gaines on site visit, Key Largo, FL
Kevin Gaines cleaning algae from coral growing in nursery. The Coral Reef Foundation innovated the practice of growing coral suspended in the water column. Suspending the coral results in faster growth.
Staghorn coral growing in a nursery established by the Coral Reef Foundation.
Planting coral on Molasses Reef.
Nursery-grown staghorn coral several years after planting on Molasses Reef.
Aerial of Garden Key and historic Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas, 60 miles west of Key West. Despite it's relative isolation, lack of human settlement, and protection as a preserve, coral has declined here, although not as severely as in the more populated upper Keys.