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South Pointe Park Coral Cam and Biorock Nursery

The South Pointe Park Coral Cam and Biorock Nursery will provide students, citizens, and tourists with a digital porthole into the aquatic life of Miami’s tropical reef ecosystem. The underwater camera will stream a live recording of South Pointe Park’s marinelife direct to the internet, where it can become a powerful symbol of Miami’s urban tropical ecology. Signage in the park and on the fishing pier will inform people... more »
Who are you?

Coral Morphologic is a hybrid science/art endeavor based on the Miami River led by marine biologist Colin Foord and musician Jared McKay. They present corals as new icons for a 21st century Miami through art, science, film, and virtual reality.

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

This project will directly benefit Miami by improving awareness and access to its tropical marine environment, while utilizing an existing public space; beautiful South Pointe Park. This project will build on the success of the new South Pointe fishing pier in encouraging greater public interaction and appreciation of Miami’s ‘blue space’.

What data points from The Our Miami Report does your project address?

This project directly improve Miami’s connection with its clean water resources by showcasing what we are trying to protect; our local marine ecology. If people are better informed with the diversity of life living just a stones throw from the water’s edge, they will be more proactive in both celebrating and protecting Miami’s environment. South Pointe Park is already a crown jewel in Miami’s public park system. This project will only serve to raise its profile and maximize its public potential.

Please give examples of your project's success.

Biorock Reef in Bali, Indonesia has become one of the islands most popular eco-dive tourism spots since its construction in 2005. In 2011, the first Biorock reef in the US was approved by the State of Florida and installed just off shore of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. Similar webcams are currently streaming directly to the internet from several locations in the Florida Keys and Dry Tortugas National Park.

Organization Name (or individuals name) Coral Morphologic

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