We are blessed to live in a location that people flock to for vacation because of our beautiful oceans. Often, we take for granted, our amazing sea life that lives just steps from our door. As ocean temperatures, over fishing, pollution, coral bleaching, and so many other issues are brought to light, it is our responsibility to make a difference for future generations.

Sea Lily, RSMAS at The University of Miami, Rescue a Reef, Harbour Village Bonaire, and Debris Free Oceans are teaming up to put on a FREE screening of Chasing Coral.  Join the University of Miami this Thursday in Key Biscayne to see how you can help protect our beautiful oceans. Enjoy this award-winning film and a time of Q&A with Trevor Mendelow.

About The Film: Chasing Coral

The work of The Ocean Agency is the subject of a new Netflix Original Documentary

For the last three years, Emmy-winning filmmaker, Jeff Orlowski, and his team have followed the work of The Ocean Agency in recording and revealing a global coral bleaching event and the impacts of climate change on the world’s coral reefs.

Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. In this exciting documentary, divers, photographers and scientists set out on an ocean adventure to discover why the reefs are disappearing and reveal the underwater mystery to the world.

As we have seen recently with hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria that caused devastation throughout the United States and Caribbean, climate change is becoming an overwhelmingly real problem not only for our oceans and reefs, but also for our hurricane season.

This film helps to educate people about climate change and how to take preventative measures. Target to all ages, they invite you to bring your teens and pre-teens along to view this amazing documentary!

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Chasing Coral

What is Rescue A Reef?

The University of Miami’s coral restoration program is a citizen science project designed to support coral reef research and restoration activities to restore local staghorn coral (Acropora cervicornis) populations on Miami’s coral reefs. Rescue A Reef expeditions are led by UM researchers. They provide a unique, hands-on education experience for recreational divers and snorkelers to participate in coral restoration efforts. Their mission is to educate and engage the local community, increase scientific literacy in coastal and coral reef conservation, and foster ocean stewardship.

Chasing Coral Rescue Reefs

Become a Citizen Scientist with Rescue a Reef!

Join us for a day of coral research and restoration on the beautiful coral reefs of South Florida! Learn about coral reef conservation. Work alongside UM researchers as they create a sustainable source of staghorn coral for use in reef restoration activities. Visit the coral nursery to gather fragments and help plant these new corals onto nearby wild reefs. This is your chance to dive into coral restoration at the University of Miami with SRC!

Trip Details:

Our half-day research expeditions (8am-1pm) depart from Key Biscayne, FL. Each include two shallow water dives (scuba or snorkel) led by UM researchers.

Opportunities for Q&A with coral reef experts before and after dives.

Snacks and water are provided.

SKILL REQUIREMENT:

Scuba divers must be Open Water certified; snorkelers must be capable swimmers and comfortable swimming in up to 30 feet of water. All participants must be at least 18 years of age.

They offer trips for individuals, corporate groups, and private charters.

For more information or to reserve your spot on a Rescue A Reef expedition, please contact RescueAReef@gmail.com.



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South Florida Beach Dive Sites + Locations

If you have not enjoyed our background playground filled with beautiful tropical fish, coral and more, then check out these amazing reefs all less than 500 feet from shore.

Riviera Beach, Florida:

Ocean Reef Park

Riviera Reef

Blue Heron Bridge

Palm Beach, Florida:

Peanut Island
Breakers Reef
Worth Avenue Pier Debris

Boynton Beach, Florida:

Ocean Inlet ParkGulfstream Park 

Delray Beach, Florida:

The Delray Wreck

Boca Raton, Florida:.

Red Reef ParkSouth Inlet Park
Turtle Reef

Deerfield Beach, Florida:

North Deerfield Beach LedgesDeerfield Beach Ledges

Pompano Beach, Florida:

Pompano Beach Dropoff

Fort Lauderdale, Florida:

Lauderdale By The Sea
Vista Park Reef
Yankee Clipper Rocks

Dania Beach, Florida:

Dania Beach Erojacks
SeaTech Ledges

Hollywood, Florida:

Perry Street Rock Pile
Hollywood North Beach Park