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JUNE 8TH 2024


To celebrate World Oceans Day every year, Coral Restoration Foundation™ mobilizes hundreds of ocean lovers in Florida and around the world to take action to restore our planet's disappearing coral reefs.


Coralpalooza™ 2024 made waves with large scale action taking place over three days in Florida, and with reef-saving activities happening around the world as part of the 2024 Coralpalooza™ Community. Check out the details and then you can sign up for Coralpalooza™ Dive Day 2025, below! 

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Highlights from the 2024 CORALPALOOZA™ COMMUNITY: 

CRF™: South Florida, US

  • Engaged over 650 people, contributing more than 1,260 hours to coral restoration activities and outreach.

  • Maintained over 210 Coral Trees™ in the CRF™ nurseries in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuaries

CRF™ St. Croix: USVI

  • Hosted 18 participants for morning and afternoon dives.

  • Cleaned around 20 nursery structures and propagated 302 new boulder plugs.

Coral Nurture Program: Australia

  • Undertook Coralplaoooza™ activities between June 3rd and June 8th, 2024.

  • Utilized 10 boats and involved 70 participants who contributed 80 hours to reef restoration

  • Out-planted 2,864 corals across 10 reef sites.

  • Cleaned and harvested from 32 nurseries.

  • Conducted 18 ecological surveys, including benthic and fish surveys.

  • Completed photogrammetry of over 41 plots.

  • Set up a PhD experiment.

Rescue a Reef: Miami, Florida, USA

  • Out-planted over 80 staghorn corals at Paradise Reef, Miami, FL, on June 5th.

  • Cleaned all staghorn trees in Paradise Nursery and conducted educational sessions.

Nature Seychelles: Seychelles

  • Joined Coralpalooza™ 2024 during Ocean Week, June 5th-6th.

  • Selected heat-tolerant coral species using Coral Bleaching Automated Stress System (CBASS).

  • Assessed thermal tolerance of four reef-building corals.

Blue Corner Marine Research: Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia

  • Celebrated Coralpalooza™ 2024 and World Oceans Day on June 8th.

  • Involved 20 team members for 10 hours:

  • Out-planted hundreds of corals.

  • Installed new structures and nursery ropes.

  • Conducted comprehensive Reef Check survey.

  • Hosted training workshop for local marine tourism community.

CoralCatch: Indonesia

  • Out-planted 76 corals and maintained over 30 structures.

  • Hosted educational workshop for 25 elementary students.

  • Empowered local women by teaching them to swim.

  • Cleaned up 14.5 kg of beach trash.

Seascape Caribbean: Jamaica

  • Worked on June 7th to maintain and repair coral nurseries.

  • Checked 1,100 coral nubbins and propagated 30 new corals.

Misool Foundation: Raja Ampat, Indonesia

  • Participated on June 2nd, 3rd, and 5th.

  • Added 50 new coral fragments and maintained 42 artificial structures.

  • Monitored 873 coral fragments.

  • Educated senior high school students on coral reef nursery decline.

Reefscapers: Maldives

  • Out-planted 100 corals on frames and conducted in-water structure maintenance.

  • Monitored coral bleaching and managed predators.

  • Utilized two boats and worked for 15 impactful hours.

Marhe, Marine Research and Higher Education Center: Maldives

  • Hosted events in collaboration with Diamonds Thudufushi Beach and Water Villas, Diamonds Athuruga Beach and Water Villas, and Sandies Bathala Maldives.

  • From June 1st to 8th, engaged 216 participants in monitoring coral bleaching, workshops, marine biology presentations, clean-up activities, documentaries, VR sessions, and snorkeling surveys.

  • Organized 25 different activities to raise awareness and gather crucial reef protection data.


GET ON THE FIRST ALERT LIST for Coralpalooza™ Dive Day 2025 in Florida!

When you sign up to the Coralpalooza™ 2025 First Alert List, you'll get a 48-hour head start when registration opens. That means you've got two days to secure your place on a boat at the heart of Coralpalooza™ before we announce it to the world.  




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