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 keep our world balanced.
More than a quarter of all marine animals inhabit reef ecosystems.
More than half of the world's oxygen is produced by the ocean.
Much of our global population rely on coral reefs for their livelihoods.
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.
Why We Do It
Coral Bleaching 101
When corals bleach and die, their remaining structures collapse, leaving fish without a place to breed, hide and live. Coral bleaching events are detrimental to these essential ocean ecosystems.
That’s where we come in. Our projects focus on training local community members to build artificial structures that create permanent fish homes. The corals grow on top of the cement structures and, over time, build a fully functioning reef.