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FWC Makes Case vs. Renters Who Removed Large Staghorn Coral Colonies

On July 29, 2020 at approximately 08:30 PM, Investigator Chris Mattson of the FWC received information that renters of Landings of Largo (located on Key Largo) had...

Mote goes ‘ReMote’ with Keys-centric education & social media

Mote Marine Laboratory’s Summerland Key facility, The Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research and Restoration, is currently closed to tours and outside visitors. However, their...

Dear Sanctuary Officials …

Those of you involved with the proposed expansion of the Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary will likely remember I served on numerous NOAA and Coral Reef Sanctuary committees. I...

Key West teen chosen to attend State of the Union to talk about environment

Marsella Munoz is not your typical 16-year-old at Key West High School. While she spends some of her time studying, reading, hanging out with friends and volunteering...

Responses to the Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease

Ana Zangroniz, Miami-Dade County Extension Agent at UF/IFIS Sea Grant Extension, joined Coral Restoration Foundation for its December “Sips and Science” lecture. The dynamic scientist used humor...
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CRF, Mote kick up restoration efforts in 2019

Sometimes, the news from the reef can feel heavy and hopeless. Between record coral bleaching, overuse of ocean resources, toxic runoff, and now a mystery coral disease,...
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Mote’s new “Reef Revival” Program

Mote Marine Laboratory has partnered with Captain Hook’s Dive Center in Big Pine to put the tools for coral restoration into our hands. During the new “Reef...
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Citizen-Scientists + New Tech = Hope for Reefs?

In October, The Explorers Club scientists tested a variety of new technologies at Jules Undersea Lodge in Key Largo. Among the researchers was mission specialist Kyle Foster,...
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Spooky Corals! Zombie, Glowing and Chimera Corals at Mote ready for Halloween

Holidays in the Keys tend to be a mix of traditional and tropical, with Santas in Hawaiian shirts, boat parades for the Fourth of July and SCUBA...

Let’s Talk (Coral) Sex: Mote researchers tackle coral spawning asynchrony to make “coral babies”

Hanna Koch and her team at Mote’s International Center for Coral Reef Research and Restoration (IC2R3) facility on Summerland Key play coral matchmakers to help our coral...