10% of profits from your purchase will go directly toward the Mote Marine Laboratory's Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research & Restoration, to help study and restore various coral species to protect Florida's Coral Reef from functional extinction. Coral reefs are one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. In fact, they offer so much diversity that they are considered the underwater rainforest. Throughout the globe corals are declining from ocean warming, acidification, pollution, disease, and human interaction. In North America, there is only one continental barrier reef - Florida’s Coral Reef. Since the 1970’s, Florida’s Coral Reef has lost approximately 90% of its stony corals. Mote Marine Laboratory Scientists are fighting for its recovery. Using science-based restoration techniques, Mote has outplanted nearly 100,000 coral fragments since 2008. Corals outplanted by Mote have 90% survival after their first year, underscoring that our scientific approach is making a real difference. Florida's Coral Reef has always been a delicate and intricate ecosystem, but today, its future truly hangs in the balance. Now, Mote's research and restoration efforts matter more than ever.