SeaWorld is committed to the rescue and conservation of coral reefs. It has involved various agencies and organizations such as Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), the Fish and Wildlife Conservation of Florida, and other marine conservation organizations to save the jeopardized coral reefs. These nonprofit organizations are dedicated partners supporting the conservation of Florida’s native plants and animals, including their habitats. The Orlando based Florida Coral Rescue Center (FCRC) has a state-of-the-art aquarium lighting system, a filtration system, and rows of saline water where the rescued coral reefs are kept. A team of dedicated zoologists provides care and monitors the impacted reefs.
June 1st is usually World Reef Awareness Day. It’s a day where organizations, institutions, and everyone expected to contemplate on the significances and benefits of coral reefs in the ecosystem. Marine life depends on the coral reefs for protection during the early stages of development, especially spawning. The coral reefs also act as primary producers in aquatic life, which most creatures depend on. The primary purpose of this day is to inform and spread awareness to the world about the importance of coral reefs in the ecosystem and ways to enhance the health of the reefs.
SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment heard about the problem affecting the coral reefs and had to react immediately. As a significant organization, alongside Disney, SeaWorld’s intervention motivated other participating teams. Several influential aquarists from SeaWorld took part in the project to transition the corals to the new facility.
Florida’s coastline serves as a home for Disney Cruise Line. Disney had to intervene in the rescue of the Florida reefs through the Disney Conservation Fund.
Since the discovery of the coral disease in 2014, scientists have tirelessly conducted marine research to solve the problem. As a temporary situation, Florida Coral Rescue Center began.
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