Coral gardening and restoration practices are typically uninspiring to tourists and the general public. By connecting art and conservation, artist and founder Jolyon Collier has created a way to communicate and address the human impact on our oceans and coral reef ecosystems.
Counting Coral is working towards diminishing the massive and devastating effects of coral loss by changing the way coral gardener’s garden coral.
Our new approach to reef restoration is to harvest climate resilient coral and place them on our sculptures that are specifically designed to protect coral from predators. These precious and valuable corals will be kept safe and allowed to grow to spawning maturity, this coral will then naturally propagate valuable ecosystems.
Jolyon Collier developed these intricate art pieces with the help of leading scientists/marine biologists in coral propagation, to ensure they are highly effective and supersede all previous coral practices.
Counting Coral is a 501-(c)(3) certified nonprofit dedicated to reef restoration. Counting Coral designs, builds, donates, and installs stainless steel sculptural coral nurseries specifically designed to grow climate resilient coral. These intricately designed sculptures create both an underwater sculptural marine park and a coral bank, where fragile reef systems can be rebuilt and protected.
All donations to Counting Coral are deductible when you file your taxes.