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As coral reefs around the world face extinction, University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science faculty, students, and alumni are leading the fight to preserve and restore this vital ecosystem. From using citizen scientists to grow and outplant corals, to conducting research in state-of-the-art laboratories to test and increase coral tolerance to heat, and even collaborating with alumni on research expeditions, they’re working on multiple fronts in the fight to save coral reefs. Through restoration, research, education, and outreach, they are making significant impacts and affecting change for reefs and the communities that rely on them for countless economic, ecological, and societal benefits both in Florida and around the world.

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Featured Stories

Five things you can do to save coral reefs

Whether you live in South Florida or a thousand miles from any ocean, here are five ways you can adapt your everyday behavior to help protect the health of coral reefs and save them for generations to come.
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Restoring the Florida Reef, with help from citizen scientists

Experts at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science are leading the fight to preserve and restore South Florida’s coral reefs—and citizen scientists can play a vital role.
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Alumni lead the way on coral reef conservation

University of Miami alumni across the country are conducting innovative research, influencing policy, and educating the public to save coral reefs.
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Featured Videos

Rescue A Reef: Community and coastal resilience through research, restoration, and citizen science

Rescue a Reef hosts field expeditions led by University of Miami coral researchers that provide a unique, hands-on educational opportunity for recreational scuba divers and snorkelers from the community to participate directly in coral restoration efforts.

Ibis Insights Presents: A look into the life of a coral science Ph.D. student

Ph.D. student Kelsey Johnson-Sapp, featured in episode 1 of the Ibis Insights podcast, takes us into her research at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and talks about the importance of protecting our coral reefs.