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November 2017

Veterans embark on new mission restoring reefs in Puerto Rico

Published: Nov 30, 2017   |   Author: Force Blue   |   Category: Press   |   No Comments

By Defense Visual Information Distribution Service
In the Caribbean, coastal communities rely on the natural barrier of coral reefs to protect themselves from the ever-growing threat of rising sea levels and fiercer storms. However, the living underwater citadels of coral are waning. The microscopic creatures that make up the reefs are dying faster than they can reproduce, leaving gaps in the coastal defenses.To fight against this relentless assault, a new veteran’s organization has emerged.

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Looks like the Keys reef is as resilient as its people

Published: Nov 29, 2017   |   Author: Force Blue   |   Category: Press   |   No Comments

By FL Keys News
With the help of several organization, including the Coral Restoration Foundation, thousands of small corals were rescued by being epoxied to the bottom or wedged into spurs, hard bottom or the reef framework; several hundreds of medium corals were “up-righted” or raised out of sand grooves, and approximately one hundred large corals were up-righted or wedged in a safe location.

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