The Florida Coral Rescue Center has officially launched with the help of Disney, SeaWorld, and others to care for and safeguard vulnerable species of coral found in Florida.

What’s Happening:

  • Today it was announced that the Florida Coral Rescue Center has officially launched with the help of Disney, SeaWorld, the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, and the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and NOAA Fisheries.

  • The Florida Coral Rescue Center in Orlando is the largest facility of its kind in the United States used to care for and safeguard some of the most vulnerable species of Florida coral with over 745 coral specimens currently in care.

  • Coral is essential to hundreds of marine-life who rely on them for their own well-being.
  • The Disney Conservation Fund has provided nearly $17 million to marine conservation programs with over 70 grants to help protect coral reefs.

  • Dr. Andy Stamper has helped with Disney’s involvement including a partnership with Disney Cruise Line that started in 2007 with coral nurseries in The Bahamas.
  • You can learn more about the work being done at the center over at the Disney Parks Blog.

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