At DEMA today the Reefball Foundation (www.reefball.org) announced a critical next phase of work in the Cayman Islands. Together with the Cayman Department of the Environment, Reefball.org is implementing a full scale repropigation of shallow water habitats. "We are thrilled to have financial support from the Spurlino Foundation to make this project possible," said Reefball.org’s Preisdent Todd Barber; "I will fly to the Cayman’s straight after DEMA to oversee our work in developing a mangrove nursery, the implementation of mangrove planting, and the installation of our reef balls for continued coral propagation at Cemetery Reef." The Reefball.org team, who just recently returned from a successful installation of over 100 reef balls in the United Arab Emirates, will be focused on completing this phase from November 14 through November 30, 2006. To learn more, volunteer or contribute to the Cayman project go to reefball.org
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