Supporting Coral Reef Restoration

Author:
Publish date:
1_FloridareefAquarium_proj_coral_full_spawn1

Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Corp. said it will provide additional funding to The Florida Aquarium’s mission to protect and restore the Sunshine State’s reefs.

Last year, the Tampa-based aquarium enacted the largest out-planting of staghorn coral in the state’s history as part of a multiyear effort to save the Florida Reef Tract, which stretches about 360 miles along the southeastern coast and is the world’s third largest barrier reef.

2_Floridareef2019-diseasemap_orig

When the aquarium’s coral restoration efforts were adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock — which already had a financial commitment to the project— increased its funding.

“Great Lakes has been an amazing partner, and their commitment to coral reef restoration through their investments and actions is to be commended,” said The Florida Aquarium president and CEO Roger Germann in a statement. “We are grateful for their increased support of our important coral research and science efforts.”

During the last 18 months, its Center for Conservation celebrated successful spawning of endangered Atlantic pillar and ridged cactus coral — both firsts in laboratory setting.

A video about the aquarium’s coral restoration efforts can be seen here.

Related

Webasto Produces 8,000th Marine Roof

The German company designs and builds a number of glass roof solutions for boats.

A Strong Q2 for Johnson Outdoors

With jumps in nearly all its business segments, the recreation manufacturer saw net sales increase by 26 percent.

Thrust Issues

Is it time for the industry to standardize trolling motor ratings?

Viking Holds Vaccination Event

The New Jersey-based builder is working with local healthcare providers to offer Covid-19 shots to employees and their families.

Bellingham to Supply Dock for Superyacht Marina

Bellingham Marine will design and install a floating concrete dock system at Hurricane Hole Superyacht Marina in the Bahamas.

Off the Charts

Even as builders faced order backlogs and product shortages, registrations continued to soar in March.

Maverick Boat Group Expands

The Florida-based builder plans to increase production capacity by 30 percent and add 150 new jobs.