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The Florida Coral Crew is picking up speed

Media contact: Katie Purcell, 850-459-6585 or Release Date: 08-20-2019   All Articles Tags:

As of this week, the Florida Coral Crew has over 10,000 members! That’s 10,000 individuals who care about supporting healthy, beautiful ecosystems and 10,000 individuals who stand ready to help.

In addition to continuing to work closely with valued partners, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) launched the Florida Coral Crew campaign last month to educate the public and conserve Florida’s coral reefs.

“When we were brainstorming about this, we knew our sportsmen and women were key, and they have answered our call to action,” said FWC Chairman Robert Spottswood. “We are proud to have each of the members onboard, but we can use more help as we share information and continue working with partners to combat the disease.”

The Florida Coral Crew members are helping raise awareness about the Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease rapidly affecting the Florida Reef Tract. They’re also recruiting others and passing along these key tips:

  1. Visit com to join.
  2. Avoid touching corals while diving.
  3. Don’t anchor near corals.
  4. Clean diving gear.
  5. Use environmentally-friendly sunscreens.

It’s not too late to join! Visit to sign up and learn more. To learn more about the coral disease, visit, click on “Research” and the “Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease” slider.