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NOAA to Outline Reef Restoration

Divers replant staghorn coral. Coral Restoration Foundation photo

Divers replant staghorn coral. Coral Restoration Foundation photo

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will unveil its latest plan for coral-reef restoration in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary during a teleconference tomorrow, the organization announced.

NOAA describes its Mission: Iconic Reefs project as the country’s most ambitious effort to restore nearly 3 million square feet of the Florida Reef Tract.

The reef at Grecian Rocks, Key Largo, Fla., through the decades. USGS photo

The reef at Grecian Rocks, Key Largo, Fla., through the decades. USGS photo

During the call, experts will describe the restoration efforts that will take place during the next three years.

Click here for more about the project.

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