Corals may look like lifeless rock structures, but they’re actually living invertebrates composed of hundreds or thousands of polyps. Hard coral species form the limestone foundation of a reef, while soft corals appear feathery and tree-like. Without corals, our oceans would lack the species diversity and livelihood that provide humans with a food, jobs, coastline protection, and oceanic medicines. By adopting a coral, you're helping Mote scientists breed corals with higher resilience to increasing heat, test various disease treatments and plant new corals onto damaged reefs.
*This adoption only offers the E-Pal option*
Quick and Easy!
- Digital Adoption Certificate
- Photo of the animal with fact sheet
Includes E-Pal Package Gifts Plus More!
- Adopt-an-Animal window cling
- Letter from animal's caregiver
- Plush animal