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Rubio, Schatz, Scott, Hirono Introduce Restoring Resilient Reefs Act of 2021

Washington, D.C. —  U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Rick Scott (R-FL), and Mazie Hirono (D-HI) reintroduced the bipartisan Restoring Resilient Reefs Act of 2021 (S. 46). First introduced in August 2019, the bill would reauthorize and modernize the Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000, strengthen NOAA’s Coral Reef program, and give innovative new tools and resources to […]

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December 2020 Edition of the Southeast Florida Reef Review

Saving Massive Corals in the Coral ECABy Kristin Anderson, Research AssistantNova Southeastern University’s GIS and Spatial Ecology Lab, led by Dr. Brian Walker, is combating coral reef degradation by working to preserve the largest and oldest corals – the key reef-builders of Florida’s Coral Reef. Corals that are more than five feet in diameter are classified […]

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Gluing It Back Together: Novel Probiotic Treatments for Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease

Treatments for stony coral tissue loss disease (SCTLD) are being approached from a new perspective at the Coral Health and Marine Probiotics (CHAMP) Lab at the Smithsonian Marine Station in Fort Pierce. The lab is investigating the use of probiotics (beneficial bacteria) to stop disease lesion progression on infected corals or even prevent infection altogether. […]

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Friends of Our Florida Reefs Partners with Nova Southeastern University to Install a New Living Florida’s Coral Reef Exhibit at the Marine Environmental Education Center in Hollywood, Florida

October 2020 – Broward County, Florida — To better educate the public about the wonders, beauty, and threats to Florida’s coastal water ecosystems, several notable organizations are partnering to add the first of three large exhibit tanks by the popular “Captain” Sea Turtle Pool at Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Marine Environmental Education Center (MEEC) at the Carpenter […]

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