Despite their ecological and economic importance, Florida’s coral reefs are teetering on the verge of collapse. Writing in Sea Technology, Reed Watson explores a market-based restoration plan to save the reefs.
Some of our most beautiful and amazing species of fish are at risk for extinction. Here’s how we can save them.
Reed Watson, Brett Howell
Despite their ecological and economic importance, Florida’s coral reefs are teetering on the verge of collapse. Scientific studies point to the impact of effluent discharges from municipal storm and wastewater treatment facilities along the coast.
PERC Enviropreneur Institute alum Brett Howell is developing a market for coral reef restoration off Floridaâ€™s coast. If the reefs rebound and new coral grows, they will not only improve the habitat for marine animals but also improve business prospects for dive shops, fishing boats, and ocean...