Coral Morphologic is a Miami-based scientific art endeavor founded by marine biologist Colin Foord and musician Jared McKay in 2007. Together they seek to build empathy and awareness between humans and corals through a diversity of public projects that elevate corals into pop culture as the neon icons of 21st century Miami.
Coral Morphologic's current objective is to develop a coral nursery along South Pointe Park in Miami Beach in partnership with local schools. This location presents a unique opportunity to grow, study, and transplant corals in a publicly accessible location. Water probes will record important scientific data useful to students and scientists alike, such as sea level rise, acidification, and pollution. An underwater webcam will live-stream the tropical fish and marine life via the internet to reveal to the world unique and beautiful nature of Miami's urban coral reef ecosystem.
'Coral City' - Part 1 - A documentary by Vice/Creator's Project documenting Coral Morphologic's mission to rescue corals from the Army Corps' Deep Dredge of PortMiami in 2014
'Coral City' - Part 2 - In part two of Coral City, learn how rising sea levels, combined with government dredging projects, are impacting not only corals, but the entire fate of Miami.
'Flower Animal' - a Miami-Dade Art in Public Places and MIA Galleries presented collection of 11 acrylic mounted metallic photographic prints of fluorescent soft corals native to South Florida. Hung near Gate D32 of the America Airlines terminal in the Miami International Airport
Premier of 'Natural History Redux' at New World Symphony Soundscape Park for Borscht Film Festival Dec 2012.
'Helios' video projection in Arsht Center for Performing Arts Borscht Film Festival April 2011.
'Coral Reef City' wrapped parking booth at PortMiami, a Miami-Dade Arts in Public Places project with artist Bhakti Baxter as photographed for the cover of the Miami Rail Spring 2014
'Coral Reef City' 4 of 18 wrapped parking booths at PortMiami, a Miami-Dade Arts in Public Places project in collaboration with artist Bhakti Baxter
Miami Coral Rescue Mission
During 2014, Coral Morphologic focused on the rescue and transplantation of hundreds of corals that would have otherwise been destroyed by the Army Corps' Deep Dredge of Government Cut and PortMiami.
Coral Gables Senior High School Coral Lab
Mentorship and Oversight of the Coral Lab at CGSH. Coral Morphologic maintains a 300 gallon glass reef aquarium donated by us to give students first had experience at coral aquaculture and science.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden Coral Nursery
New initiative to install a local coral reef aquarium at MB Botanical Garden to showcase the local marine ecosystem to locals and tourists. Partnership with MBSH Scuba Club to maintain the tank and corals.
South Pointe Coral Nursery and Webcam
Current initiative we are fundraising for to grow a rare hybrid coral only found living in Government Cut along South Pointe Park. Installation of a livestreaming webcam and water probes will allow students to participate in citizen science fish counts and monitor local water quality and sea level rise.
Coral Aquaculture Advisor
This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.