Florida Keys Traveler podcast

25: How Rope and Cement Are Helping Save North America’s Only Coral Barrier Reef

What marine animal is considered the gardener of the coral reef? What role can rope and cement play in Florida Keys coral restoration? Join host Elizabeth Harryman Lasley on this episode and find out.

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Superintendent Sarah Fangman joins us again as we dive into the world of coral restoration to learn about the unprecedented Mission: Iconic Reefs. You’ll meet Ken Nedimyer, a coral restoration pioneer and founder of Reef Renewal USA, to learn about unique methods he’s developing to restore coral on North America’s only barrier reef. It all happens within the sanctuary.

For more on the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, go to floridakeys.noaa.gov. To learn how to get involved with Reef Renewal USA, check out reefrenewalUSA.org

For more details and travel inspiration, visit Fla-Keys.com. To call from the United States or Canada, dial 1 (800) FLA-KEYS or contact your travel advisor. Produced by Armchair Productions, the audio experts for the travel industry.

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