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4H project: Restore staghorn coral in Keys

” ‘4-H, you think of growing pigs, cows and chickens,’ [Ken] Nedimyer laughs.  ‘We said, we’ll grow coral.’ ”

I love this coral restoration story, by NBC News. A Keys native who makes his living selling tropical fish online discovered endangered staghorn coral growing in his own tank. So when his teenage daughter needed a 4H project, they decided to work with Mote Marine Laboratory to help restore the coral, planting the staghorn to help revive dying reefs.

The article also mentions the Florida “Protect Our Reefs” license plate, whose funds go to Mote to aid in research on dying reefs — and that’s the license plate on my car!


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Bystanders help state crews save three manatees

State wildlife officials helped save three manatees Monday afternoon, but they didn’t do it alone; they got help from some people having lunch at Cape Harbour – March 26, NBC2 News

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Sebastian residents band together to rescue sea turtles

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