World Oceans Day 2021
June 8th, 2021 was World Oceans Day. We couldn’t think of a better place to celebrate than at the Coral Nursery! To mark the event, Jennifer Keck, Education Coordinator at the Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences, led a group of volunteer guests on a Coral Nursery maintenance dive.
Protecting and restoring Roatan’s most vital resource is one of the most important parts of our mission at Anthony’s Key Resort. From eliminating single-use plastics at the resort and reducing our reliance on fossil fuels to promoting conservation through our marine educational programs, we strive to sustain the health of our oceans.
The ocean’s coral reefs are among our planet’s most vital ecosystems. Sadly, they are also one of the most threatened. Responding to this steady decline and the recognition that coral reefs may not be able to recover naturally without human intervention, Anthony’s Key Resort partnered with the Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences to create a coral restoration program in 2016. Since the inception of the Coral Nursery, we’ve successfully out-planted fragments from our nursery-reared corals and returning them back to the reef.
The ocean covers more than 70% of our planet. Producing at least 50% of the earth’s oxygen, the ocean is also home to most of the planet’s biodiversity. It’s our life source, supporting the sustenance of every living creature on earth. We are fully committed to doing our part in helping our oceans thrive!
Here’s what our guests had to say about the Coral Nursery Maintenance Dive on World Oceans Day!
Join Us During Your Next Visit!
Want to take a deeper dive into ocean conservation? Become part of our conservation program during your next stay with one of our PADI Project Aware Certifications:
- Coral Reef Conservation Learn about the complexity of coral reef habitats and how you can help conserve these vital systems.
- The AWARE Shark Conservation Explore the value of sharks to marine ecosystems and economies with this specialty course. You’ll learn more about the causes of declining shark populations, as well as the actions you can take to become an informed and passionate shark defender.
- Dive Against Debris Learn how to make a difference on every dive and activate your inner citizen scientist. You’ll complete regular Dive Against Debris® surveys under the guidance of a PADI Professional by taking the Dive Against Debris Specialty.
- The Project AWARE Specialty This course is an introduction to Project AWARE as a global movement for ocean protection. You’ll make a difference for ocean protection every time you dive, travel, and more. As a dry course, it’s ideal for divers and non-divers alike.
Our 7-Night All-Inclusive Dive Package is the perfect way to take advantage of one of these special courses.