Fun Facts

  • Mote researchers have more than 13,000 colonies of the threatened Staghorn coral growing in their underwater coral nursery, equivalent to more than 6 miles of living coral.
  • Mote scientists have discovered ways to grow Staghorn coral 4 times faster than in the wild.
  • Researchers with Mote's Coral Reef Monitoring & Assessment program each spend more than 500 hours per year underwater conducting research and monitoring of coral reefs in the Florida Keys.

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