Building fisheries
Coral reefs supply us with wonder, food, medicines, and protect our shorelines
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Expanding coral reefs
Coral reefs supply us with wonder, food, medicines, and protect our shorelines
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Restoring coral reefs
Coral reefs supply us with wonder, food, medicines, and protect our shorelines
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Building fisheries
Coral reefs supply us with wonder, food, medicines, and protect our shorelines
Banner image
Expanding coral reefs
Coral reefs supply us with wonder, food, medicines, and protect our shorelines
Banner image
Restoring coral reefs
Coral reefs supply us with wonder, food, medicines, and protect our shorelines
Banner image
Building fisheries
Coral reefs supply us with wonder, food, medicines, and protect our shorelines
Banner image
Expanding coral reefs
Coral reefs supply us with wonder, food, medicines, and protect our shorelines
Banner image

Imagine massive floating structures in the open ocean colonized with luminescent corals, anemones, crabs and urchins, and circled by giant schools of fish. These are Coral Reef Arks, tools for building new coral reefs and restoring those that have degraded due to microbialization and climate change.

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Building Coral Reef Arks

ARMS placed near natural reefs aggregate millions of reef species into one-square-foot structures.

ARMS units

We found that nearly all biodiversity on coral reefs will settle on these foot-squared structures. And, that divers can move ARMS without disturbing the biodiversity living on them.

Like building blocks, hundreds of ARMS will be aggregated onto Coral Reef Arks to assemble large reef communities.

Coral Ark

A global system of Coral Reef Arks will generate immediate benefits

Coral Arks will be ...

A global system of Coral Reef Arks will:

For more information, please see our FAQ page and our White Paper.

So far we have raised nearly $10 million dollars from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and Spruance Foundation.

Coral Reef Arks Strategic Plan

The Coral Reef Arks collaboration is a cross-disciplinary, synergistic group of passionate scientists, engineer, lawyers and business people working to conserve, restore, and migrate coral reefs for recreation, food, natural products, and ecosystem services.

For more information, please see our Strategic Plan

Seeking collaborators

We are seeking financial support to...

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Contact us at
CoralReefArks@gmail.com