Mother of Corals is now on Marine Science Odyssey. Please support their efforts.Welcome Mother of Corals!

Mother of Corals is an organization with a passion for saving the coral reefs! We are proud to be working with great organization on Marine Science Odyssey and we encourage you to learn more about them and hopefully get involved. Here is some information about what they do:

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Our mission is simple

We rely on coral reefs for a lot: they produce a significant amount of the world’s oxygen and more than a billion people rely on reefs for their livelihoods. But coral reefs are in trouble, and now more than ever we need to return their favor.

At Mother of Corals, we provide the tools and training to enable coastal communities to create, maintain, and share artificial coral reef habitats with the public, in order to increase their environmental and economic sustainability.

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At Mother of Corals, we provide the tools and training to enable coastal communities to create, maintain, and share artificial coral reef habitats with the public, in order to increase their environmental and economic sustainability.

Coral reefs occupy less than 0.1% of the world’s oceans, but they play a major role in keeping our world balanced. Often referred to as the rainforests of the sea, these essential structures host some of the most biodiverse ecosystems on our planet. They play many major roles, from preventing coastal erosion to providing trillions of dollars in tourism.

Coral reefs are in trouble around the world due to water temperatures rising, ocean acidification (change in pH balance), and pollution, among other things. These conditions stress the corals, which leads to coral bleaching.

Current Projects

Bocas del Toro, Panama

In August 2022 we started a pilot project together with Caribbean Coral Restoration to build a memorial reef for a loved one of the owners of Ataraxia Guesthouse. We are testing this area to be sure it bodes well for our methods and will complete the full project based on the outcome of the pilot.

Pixvae, Panama

The Bay of Pixvae has seen a significant decline in fish population as the reefs are mechanically damaged from destructive fishing practices. The community members were eager to learn how to bring back their source of protein through building artificial reefs. We taught them about the importance of corals, sustainable fishing, and how to rebuild their reefs.

Coral Nation, Bocas Del Toro, Panama

In collaboration with Caribbean Coral Restoration

Two artificial reefs and three species of corals planted to revive a suffering reef on the East side of Isla Colon, Bocas del Toro, Panama.

Solarte, Bocas Del Toro, Panama

In collaboration with Caribbean Coral Restoration

We have built three artificial reefs on the north side of Solarte Island, in collaboration with Caribbean Coral Restoration. The three reefs form a large triangle serving as migration points for fish of all kinds.

Pargo Point, Bocas Del Toro, Panama

In collaboration with Caribbean Coral Restoration

Pargo Point Community Build was a collaboration between Floating Doctors, Caribbean Coral Restoration, and the indigenous community of Valle Escondido. The project’s goal is to teach a fishing village how to create artificial structures. We put the structures in the ocean near their village where they can watch the fish populations return.

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