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Coral Monitoring Dashboard

The Florida Reef Tract has been experiencing an outbreak of a coral disease termed Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD), which was first reported off the coast of Miami-Dade County in 2014. A multiagency, multidisciplinary response was developed to guide management actions.

The goal of the project was to rescue healthy corals ahead of the disease front and place them in Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited land-based aquaria to conserve and protect the genetic diversity of Caribbean coral species and increase the number of corals available for future outplantings on the Florida Reef Tract.

The Coral Monitoring Dashboard provides summary information about the rescue effort including: number of corals rescued, species rescued and facility currently housed. The dashboard is updated biweekly to monthly, depending on the rescue effort.

View the Dashboard: Coral Rescue – Coral Monitoring Dashboard

To learn more about Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease and FWC response, visit the SCTLD web page.