CoralCure Rescue Ointment

Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease has been spreading through Florida and the Caribbean killing over corals at an alarming rate. Over half of the FL Reef Tract (the 3rd Largest Reef Tract in the world) has been affected by the disease and once contracted corals will die within a few days to a few weeks depending on the size of the coral.  

It has been our great pleasure to invent an ointment that can be applied onto the disease margin line that has been 75-95% effective at killing the disease depending on the species! So far our ointment has been applied to hundreds of corals in the State of Florida (see the map below of Looe Key which has been treated and mapped thanks to our partners at NOVA University) as well as several countries on the Caribbean Sea including the US Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Honduras, Turks & Caicos, Jamaica, St. Eustatius, the Cayman Islands and Mexico.

As people who love our corals we do find ourselves giving away a lot of ointment for free to countries in need and thus spend a lot of our own money on supplies and shipping costs.

Your donation will go 100% towards making and sending ointment to corals in need! Any amount helps!

Together we can save our Rainforests of the Sea! 

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SCTLD Information
Large geographic range. Over half of the Florida Reef Tract has been affected – over 96,000 acres.
Duration of the outbreak. Disease has continued to spread for more than three years.
Number of coral species affected. 20+ of approximately 45 species of Florida’s reef-building corals have been affected. This includes five species listed pursuant to the Endangered Species Act. 
Significantly high prevalence. Within certain species, disease is seen in 66-100 out of every 100 colonies surveyed.
High rates of disease transmission and mortality. Once a coral begins to lose living tissue, observations show that the colony will die within weeks to months.

Donations

  • Emily LeMay 
    • $25 
    • 5 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 5 mos
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    • $25 
    • 5 mos
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Organizer

Katie Curtis 
Organizer
Tampa, FL
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