Coral reefs have existed on Earth for 500 million years; far longer than dinosaurs and certainly humans. Although they cover less than 1% of the ocean floor, coral reefs support an estimated 25% of all marine species, making them one of the most biologically and economically important ocean ecosystems. Sadly, they are also one of the most threatened.
In an effort to protect this vital ocean resource, the Forward Foundation is pleased to collaborate with The Alligator and Wildlife Discovery Center of Madeira Beach, FL and its Marine Curator, Jay Marino on a sustainable coral farming initiative.
Problems in the Wild