giving coral reefs a future

worldwide coral reef conservation through research, education, outreach, and restoration

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Implementing restoration

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  • Full concentration during spawning lab work, Bahamas, Cape Eleuthera Institute (Paul Selvaggio)
  • Collecting elkhorn coral spawn in Mexico (Reef Patrol)
  • Spawning work in DR together with FUNDEMAR and our Mexico &Curacao team (Paul Selvaggio)
  • Bonaire team during coral breeding training on Curacao (SECORE)
  • Coral kindergarten, a ocean-based coral rearing pool, US Virgin Islands (Richard Ross)
  • Outplanting bred corals ('Seeding Unit') on Curacao (Reef Patrol)

SECORE integrates science and engineering, refines coral restoration methodologies using coral breeding and creates novel tools that allow for the implementation of large-scale restoration—global coral restoration.

We strongly cooperate with our local partners at each working site, provide training and mentor-ship to facilitate the implementation of coral breeding methods and restoration tools on-site.

Implementation sites:


Our coral breeding restoration approach ('sexual coral restoration') allows to increase the efficiency of restoration actions and to adapt new procedures 'along the way', as well as to integrate resilience enhancement strategies as they become available (coral resilience).


Meet our supporters

SECORE's lead partners are:

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
California Academy of Science
Columbus Zoo
The Nature Conservancy

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