Coral News and Information
General information on corals, including images of the most common
coral species found in Florida.
As part of an effort to help restore reef communities in Florida, scientists are collaborating with numerous partners on a regional coral restoration effort.
Study results suggest this was the worst cold-related coral mortality on record.
In November 2008 critical habitat was defined for two of Florida's iconic coral species that are listed as threatened under the endangered species act.
General biological information on corals describing different types of corals, their structure, and how corals form coral reefs.
View images of stony coral and hydrocoral species commonly found in
the waters of South Florida.
The FWRI corals research section investigates coral mortality events which occur along the Florida Reef Tract. In 2015 and 2016, numerous reports of coral disease outbreaks in Southeast Florida, the Upper Florida Keys and the Dry Tortugas National Park. This ongoing event is one of the largest coral disease outbreaks in recent decades.