Adopt a coral this holiday season and help restore our coral reefs
Staghorn (Acropora cervicornis) and Elkhorn (Acropora palmata) are the two threatened species that the CRF primarily work with at their nurseries. Divers asexually propagate the corals from broodstock, allow them to grow out for a year in an off-shore nursery, and then transplant them onto selected reefs. Throughout the years the CRF has restored thousands of Staghorn and Elkhorn to Florida's reefs.
They currently offer two ways that you can adopt a coral:
- Month-by-month for $50/month
- Yearly for $100
It's a bit pricey, but it's a good way to show support for their program and for coral reef restoration in general.
In addition, each adopter will receive:
- Personalized certificate of adoption
- Personalized coral tag for use in the nursery (photo at right)
- On-line access to adoption status
- Full color on-line photo updates of adopted coral for a year
- Sharable links for friends and family
Adoptions make great gifts for holidays (Christmas is right around the corner!), birthdays, graduations or other special events.
To adopt your own personal Staghorn or Elkhorn this holiday season, head over to the Coral Restoration Foundation's Adopt a Coral™ website and begin shopping.
Interestingly enough, EcoTech Marine is also sponsoring this worthwhile project as can be seen in the below video:
(via Adopt A Coral™)