Please join us in keeping Turks & Caicos 'Beautiful By Nature'! We're raising money to benefit Turks & Caicos Reef Fund, and your donation will help make a huge impact in keeping our coral reefs healthy and some of the most beautiful in the world.
What happens when you Adopt A Coral? Your generous $50 donation helps cover the costs associated with planting a coral fragment in the nursery as well as out planting. These fragments of wild coral are sorted into genomic types and strung from bamboo and rope ladders, which are anchored to the seabed and buoyed with a float.
Our Goal? To transplant at least 100 new coral fragments from our local nurseries on reef sites where these corals previously were found in an effort to re-establish healthy colonies on these reefs.
This environment lets the corals grow three times faster than normal.
With your $50 donation, you will receive a Certificate of Adoption with your coral fragment’s ID number and a photo on it. Plus, you can always email us to find out how your coral is doing and whether it has had any “offspring” or been out-planted onto a reef area!
We currently have 237 Staghorn corals and 72 Elkhorn corals in the nursery. Outplanting of these will begin this Summer. We currently have a total of 10 nursery trees with coral fragments growing on them - 6 off the coast of Provo and 4 off the coast of Grand Turk. Staghorn corals are re-fragmented or out planted after about 6 months. Elkhorn corals are re-fragmented or out planted after about 9 months.
An actual coral fragment 'family tree' showing how just one small fragment grows to 15 over a short time.
Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to us, the people of Turks & Caicos, the millions of tourists and mostly our beautiful & fragile marine ecosystem.
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More information about Turks & Caicos Reef Fund : Founded in 2010, the Turks & Caicos Reef Fund is an all volunteer run non-profit with the mission to help preserve and protect the environment. of the Turks & Caicos Islands through education, research and advocacy.