As record-breaking ocean temperatures continue to threaten coral, The Florida Aquarium recently relocated 20 elkhorn colonies from the Florida Keys to its breeding program in Apollo Beach.
Restoration groups donated corals to minimize loss and contribute to the next generation born at The Florida Aquarium.
For the first time, the coral conservation program will work to produce more heat-tolerant offspring as part of the DARPA Reefense project in partnership with the University of Miami and others. The two-week spawning season that began Aug. 1 with the full moon provides hope in the efforts to protect and restore the threatened species.
– Peter Schorsch, Extensive Enterprises Media