We launched in March of 2018, after a year of planning and an extensive site search. Opening at the Natural Energy Lab on the Island of Hawaii allows easy access to the reefs our team is researching, as well as unlimited surface seawater and deep nutrient-rich seawater. Our location and determination to expand will allow Legacy Reef to grow into one of the top coral research centers in the world.
Since the founding of Legacy Reef Foundation, we have built our coral research lab, our coral tank farm and have begun the process of creating our first containerized coral nurseries. We also have established a passionate management team, a qualified national fundraising team, an educational center and a community outreach effort.