SECORE Species

The mission of SECORE is to develop techniques for the sexual propagation of the critically endangered Caribbean Elkhorn Coral, Acropora palmata and Caribbean Staghorn coral, Acropora cervicornis.

Caribbean Elkhorn Coral (Acropora palmata)
This species of coral is structurally complex with many large branches. These branches create habitats for many other reef species such as lobsters, parrot-fish, snapper shrimps and other reef fish.  The color of this coral species ranges from brown to a yellowish-brown.

Caribbean Staghorn coral (Acropora cervicornis)
This species is a stony coral with cylindrical branches.  Staghorn coral is found throughout the Florida Keys, the Bahamas, the Caribbean islands and Venezuela.