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I also like the ideas of spawning and seedbanking on the Caribbean and the education of our future generation.

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It is amazing that they offer the adoption program. Lots of people may think of coral as a plant and making people aware that these are living animals and offering this program may enlighten so many and bring awareness to the issue.


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I’ve always wondered what the big, round brain corals were called. The site explains it’s known as Colpophyllia natans, nicknamed CNAT


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I learned that the reefs are being destroyed by not only global warming, but boating and coral diseases as well. We need to create seed banks that will help repopulate the coral population.​

Discover the Reef Institute! Win a $1,000 Gift Card!​

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Reef2Reefers, gather 'round! This is your chance to win a $1,000 gift card! However, the real prize is that everyone wins here by discovering the amazing work that The Reef Institute is doing for education, research, and coral conservation/reef restoration!

One of our winners from Reef2Reef's Christmas Toy Drive has graciously donated their prize (a $1,000 gift card to SBB Corals) in order to sponsor this amazing giveaway. Their only request was that we use this giveaway as an opportunity to introduce you all to The Reef Institute and make sure you are aware of the great work they're doing to give back to the ocean reefs we love so much!

For those of you unfamiliar with The Reef Institute, please check out their website and their Introduction Thread. This contest will be a lot of fun, and we hope you all will be excited to get to know the great folks at @The Reef Institute and let them know that Reef2Reef is a community that is excited about the work they're doing!


Official Entry:
Visit The Reef Institute website (CLICK HERE!), subscribe to The Reef Institute's newsletter (on their homepage), and make a post in this thread about 1 thing you learned or liked on the site. Winner will need to verify they are subscribed to the newsletter.

BONUS ENTRIES (You may only do these AFTER your initial entry...winning entry will be verified for original entry)

*Make a separate post in this thread after completing any of the bonus entries. Winning entry is subject to verification.

Bonus 1:
Check out The Reef Institute's introduction thread, and welcome them to Reef2Reef by commenting in that thread with a comment or question about their work.
Bonus 2: Like and follow Reef Institute on Facebook CLICK HERE!
Bonus 3: Post something on why the coral reefs are important to us.
Bonus 4: Share a 1 picture of your favorite coral.
Bonus 5: Share this contest on social media (each social media platform can be used for 1 bonus entry. So, that could be 1 entry for Facebook, 1 for Twitter, 1 for IG, etc. Make a separate post in this thread for each social media post you make.

BONUS ENTRY FOR R2R SUPPORTING & PARTNER MEMBERS: This is an entry option that is only available if you are a Reef2Reef Supporting or Partner Member. If you are a supporting/partner member please make a post in this thread stating that you are a R2R supporter/partner. If you're not a supporting member, but would like more info on how to sign up, CLICK HERE.


A $1,000 gift card to SBB Corals!

Our winner will be chosen via random draw from this thread on February 22, 2021! (Last day to enter is February 21st.)

We will choose the winner via a random number generator. The winner's username will be tagged in the winning announcement. We will not email, pm, or contact the winner other than tagging the winning name. Be sure to check back to claim your prize. If it is not claimed within 3 days we will do a re-pick and so on until the prize is claimed.

Thanks to @The Reef Institute for the great work you are doing and for being part of our community! Thanks to our prize donor for your generosity and helping us to spread the word!



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