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Spencer Slates watches a coral head off Key Largo in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary releases gametes late Monday, Aug. 27, 2013, during an annual ritual called coral spawning that provides coral reefs the opportunity to reproduce. Photo by Frazier Nivens, Florida Keys News Bureau.

Keys’ Divers Witness “Sex On The Reef” Phenomenon

Divers in the Florida Keys have become subsea voyeurs of sort, witnessing a fascinating yet fragile annual reproductive phenomenon on coral reefs.

CBS4–08/27/2013

Picture of NSU Oceanographic Center's offshore work in Broward County which includes coral reef monitoring. (Source: NSU)

Gore Speaks At Nova’s Coral Reef Research Center Grand Opening

lorida is the only state in the U.S. that has extensive shallow coral reef formations near its coasts and Nova Southeastern University wants to make sure this unique Florida resource is protected.

CBS4–09/27/2012

(Source: AP)

Feds Helping To Restore S. Florida’s Coral Reefs

Uncle Sam is pitching in to help save the coral reefs off South Florida and the Keys. Since 2009. the American Recovery and Restoration Act of 2009 has provided more than $3 million to grow about 30,000 threatened staghorn and elkhorn coral colonies in underwater nurseries.

CBS4–06/03/2012

(Source: AP)

Stimulus Money Stimulates Florida’s Coral Reef Restoration

Federal stimulus money is being used to help stimulate the growth of coral reef along Florida shores in a massive restoration effort.

CBS4–06/02/2012

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