On Thursday off the coast of Hollywood, Fla., George L. Hanbury (left), president of Nova Southeastern University, went underwater as his institution celebrated the opening of a large coral-reef research center. The center is connected to this nursery, one of many along the Florida coast.
“This is pretty cool stuff. There are several sites operated by different institutions, in which we’re growing endangered corals and repopulating denuded reefs,” says Diego Lirman, an associate professor of marine biology and fisheries at the University of Miami. His institution helps run a large nursery in the Florida Keys. “We are learning how these species survive.”
(Image courtesy Nova Southeastern U.)