The Coral Project
Coral reefs need you, and you need them. The kaleidoscope of life, color, and movement covers less than 1% of the ocean floor. But, their importance is immeasurable. As sailors it is our job to help. The Coral Project is our way of spreading awareness and actually making a difference. Join us.
OF THE WORLD'S CORALS ARE EXPECTED TO DIE BY 2050
OF ALL MARINE SPECIES ON THE PLANET ARE SUPPORTED BY CORAL REEFS
MILLION PEOPLE WORLDWIDE DEPEND ON CORAL REEFS FOR FOOD, INCOME, COASTAL PROTECTION AND MORE
OF THE EARTHS OXYGEN COMES FROM CORAL REEFS
How We Can Make a Difference.
By celebrating and supporting the doers around the globe. By supporting and funding coral regrowth and planting around the world. Coral regrowth can be accomplished by a few different methods - microfragmentation and coral farming are the two most effective and efficient. Both methods culminate with a healthy, new, coral being outplanted for new life on the reef.
Microfragmentation: By breaking living coral into smaller pieces, we can incite rapid growth that is much faster than traditional planting. The process works much like our own skin regrows after cuts or injuries. These corals are then grown in an incubator until they are ready for planting.
Coral farming also uses microfragmentation to kickstart rapid coral growth but bypasses the incubator stage and grows coral directly in the ocean until they are ready to transfer to live reefs.
Outplanting: Once a coral is ready for new life on the reef, it is carefully transported & out-planted on a degraded area. These healthy, new, corals grow and thrive to recreate the natural ecosystem. Healthy reefs breed more successfully and new life returns with strength to withstand future damage.