Coral Growth and Transplantation

Offshore Nurseries for a Sustainable Future

The Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences, in collaboration with Anthony's Key Resort, is dedicated to preserving the precious genetic diversity of staghorn and elkhorn corals on Roatan Island. Through this coral nursery and reef restoration program, the institute and resort work tirelessly to rejuvenate the island's shallow reefs.

By cultivating corals in offshore nurseries, the Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences and Anthony's Key Resort are able to clip and transplant new colonies onto deteriorating reefs. Currently, over 2000 coral fragments thrive in the nursery, with multiple transplantations already underway.

Volunteer Divers Wanted

Dive for a Worthy Cause and Support Reef Awareness

Coral Nursery Tree Maintenance for World Oceans Day

To raise awareness about the importance of reefs and involve guests in conservation efforts, the institute and resort seek volunteer divers to visit the coral nursery, aid in maintenance tasks, and contribute to restoring these vital ecosystems.

Become a Coral Restoration Diver!

Sign Up and Make a Difference at Anthony's Key Resort

Join the dedicated team at the Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences and Anthony's Key Resort and become a coral restoration diver. If you're interested in participating in a maintenance dive, please sign up at the dive shop during your stay.  If you would like to learn more, please use the form below to contact us.

Our reefs need your help – dive for a worthy cause today!