Nearly 300 mooring buoys are in the Kristin Jacobs Coral Reef Ecosystem Conservation Area (Coral ECA), with even more in Monroe County and Biscayne National Park. These buoys provide a safe and convenient way to secure your boat when enjoying the reef – they are often located right next to popular dive sites! To learn more about how to use them and where to find them, visit the links below:
Below is a 30-second video public service announcement that informs the public, specifically boaters, of the need to anchor over sandy areas, or tie up to mooring buoys, during large-scale marine events to avoid dropping anchors on fragile coral reefs.
Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative PSA
May 6, 2022 - 1:58pm
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