Top 10 Corals to Spot in the Gardens of the Queen, Cuba

Coral Spotting in Cuba Gardens of the Queen, a protected archipelago off the southern coast of Cuba, is renowned for their healthy population of sharks and mature fish. But coral diversity in the park can be just as spectacular, especially…

Magnificent Elkhorn Coral Habitat, Gardens of the Queen, Cuba

Acropora palmata, the Elkhorn Coral, is the king of all Caribbean Coral Reef species. Acropora palmata grows into thick robust branches and is the most important reef-building species in the Caribbean. Acropora palmata was once a dominant species in the Caribbean but unfortunately, there has…

Coral Restoration Foundation Massive Caribbean Coral Gene Bank

Coral Gene Bank The Coral Restoration Foundation™ is building a massive Caribbean coral gene bank along the coasts of southern Florida. The underwater haven for corals currently holds 303 coral genotypes across 10 species, including the massive reef-building corals Orbicella faveolata,…

Living Sea Sculpture Cozumel Mexico

Living Sea Sculpture Just below the waves in Cozumel Mexico, a Living Sea Sculpture sits on the sea floor, a refuge for vulnerable coral fragments. The sculpture is located in the Underwater Museum of the Golden Divers amongst famous busts,…

Corals Spawn More Than You Think! Video Of Coral Spawning In Bonaire
Caribbean Coral Spawning It's that time of year again when corals around the Caribbean synchronize for one night of release. But did you know coral aren't restricted to a single night of spawning each year? It is widely believed that coral…
Caribbean Coral Diaries: Acropora prolifera

Acropora prolifera  Acropora prolifera is the most unique and perhaps most difficult species of coral to identify in the Caribbean. Acorpora prolifera is a hybrid of Acropora cervicornis and Acropora palmata so it’s difficult to predict just how this coral will…

Caribbean Coral Diaries: Acropora palmata

Acropora palmata Acropora palmata is the king of all Caribbean corals. Acropora palmata grows into thick robust branches and is the most important reef-building species in the Caribbean. Like it’s thinner cousin, Acropora cervicornis, palmata colonies provide complex habitat for juvenile fish. As…

360 VIDEO – You Won’t Believe This Crazy Elkhorn Coral Reef!

Elkhorn coral (Acropora palmata) is a flagship species in the Caribbean and an important reef building coral. Elkhorn can grow to several meters across and several colonies are able to grow and fuse together forming extensive fields. Unfortunately, this coral is…

Acropora palmata, the majestic and endangered elkhorn coral

Acropora palmata, the Elkhorn Coral, is the quintessential Caribbean Coral Reef species. This species was once so abundant that entire regions of the reef were called the ‘Palmata Zone’ and it was important to know where the palmata zones were,…

Fragments of hope is an example of reef restoration done right

Laughing Bird Caye National Park in Southern Belize is home to one of the Caribbean’s more successful reef restoration projects. With over 30,000 coral fragments planted to date, Fragments of Hope is a true ray of hope for the future…