Ken Nedimyer's passion to find ways to protect and restore coral reefs led him to start The Coral Restoration Foundation. Volunteers have grown more than 25,000 staghorn and elkhorn corals in an underwater nurseries that cover over one acre on the ocean floor off Key Largo. The methods for growing corals are simple and can be taught to anyone who can dive. The corals grow for about one year and then they are transplanted to a reef in the wild where the repopulate stricken areas.
A new form of coral nursery. It looks a bit like Neptune's Xmas tree, doesn't it?
Large field of endangered Staghorn coral discovered
Eight aquarium companies including EcoTech Marine, Two Little Fishies, Piscine Energetics, Boyd Enterprises, Quality Marine, and Ecoxotic have donated over $40,000 to CRF to plant elkhorn and staghorn Acropora in Florida.
Doesnt get prettier then that
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What an amazing purple digi!
Acropora Grandis - Grande Staghorn Coral #01301
Acropora robusta is an interesting, thick branching staghorn coral which also happens to grow crazy fast in a high energy reef tank, especially when it is provided with “maximal” speeds for an aquarium. Often confused for Acropora abrotanoides, the main feature which makes A. robusta distinct is its penchant for growing mostly horizontal branches that spread out and