ADOPT A CORAL

Have your own coral transplanted or gift it to someone

CORAL GROWTH RESEARCH

Studying coral transplants over the years

ACCESS THE DATABASE

View the database to see coral growth rates

YOU CAN HELP US

COLLECTING MEASUREMENT DATA FOR CORAL GROWTH RATES

Divers prepare for Adopt A Coral
Measuring corals
DMCR assessment area

This is a way that you can help and also be a part of our mission.

Coral reefs worldwide are the most diverse marine ecosystems on the planet and are under threat by multiple anthropogenic factors including climate change, over-fishing, coastal development and pollution.

Even though coral reefs cover only 1% of the ocean, they provide 50% of the oxygen we need to survive.

By adopting a coral, you are contributing directly to the urgently needed conservation of coral reefs.

HOW DOES IT WORK ?

Sign Up

To Adopt A Coral, you can head to our Patreon site to subscribe to a range of tiers and name your coral.

Transplanting

We schedule a dive to transplant your coral, tag, measure and photograph it for you.

Website

Your coral data and photograph gets submitted to our website here so you can view the data online.

Transplantation

Over time, we measure its growth, take further photos and maintain it, with updates online.

WHY ADOPT A CORAL ?

Collecting coral growth data

By adopting a coral, you are contributing directly to the urgently needed conservation of coral reefs.

Since the program’s inception in 2015, we have been recording data from the corals, which allows other researchers to look closely at coral growth rates and health.

You will receive an adoption certificate with a picture of your coral and, depending on the tier you’ve subscribed to, you will receive regular photo’s and measurement of your coral.

When you support us, you have a direct impact on saving coral reefs.

ADOPT A CORAL FACTS

When you support us, you have a direct impact on saving coral reefs and are helping us to continue providing research data.

500 million people worldwide rely directly on the reef for food, income, coastal protection, and more.

Coral reefs cover only 1% of the ocean but are home to around 25% of the world’s marine species!

By maintaining these transplants, they have a better chance of long term survival and help restore our coral reefs. 

Adopt A Coral Transplant

GET INVOLVED !

Coral Maintenance Dive
Diver collecting data
Jenny measuring coral

Our ‘Adopt a Coral’ is and ideal gift for any occasion, anyone who you know  would like to contribute in conserving mother nature.  There’s a tier for everyone.

Adopt A Coral applicants are processed through Patreon, a widely know subscription service. 

Subscription (which you can cancel at anytime) will give you access to continued adoption data, photos, merchandise and exclusive educational content in the future. Sign up now!

GET MORE INFO !

If you have questions, about any of our projects, citizen science, research, volunteering, internships or training.

Please get in touch with us!

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