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Coral News and Information

General information on corals, including images of the most common coral species found in Florida.

What Are Corals?
General biological information on corals describing different types of corals, their structure, and how corals form coral reefs.

2023 Coral Bleaching Event
2023 was the worst coral bleaching year to date in Florida. Learn more about what happened and our response efforts.

Florida Coral Rules and Regulations

Coral Species Photo Gallery
View images of stony coral and hydrocoral species commonly found in the waters of South Florida.

Florida Keys Coral Reef Restoration: A Photo Set on Flickr
As part of an effort to help restore reef communities in Florida, scientists are collaborating with numerous partners on a regional coral restoration effort.

Critical Habitat Defined for Threatened Acroporid Corals
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.