Heavy anchors can smash even the most sturdy corals, while the anchor chains and line can scrape coral, removing living tissue, and can wrap around corals and break off pieces of coral colonies - or even entire colonies - as the boats sway back and forth and pull on the line.  So anchor in the sand or mud, NOT in the coral.

Heavy anchors can smash even the most sturdy corals, while the anchor chains and line can scrape coral, removing living tissue, and can wrap around corals and break off pieces of coral colonies - or even entire colonies - as the boats sway back and forth and pull on the line. So anchor in the sand or mud, NOT in the coral.

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Send the No Limits? eCard far and wide! - No Limits? No Future ...

Send the No Limits? eCard far and wide! - No Limits? No Future ...

It's pretty simple - in a contest between anchors and coral, anchors win every time. Boat anchors can cause significant physical damage to corals, especially at reef sites that receive a lot of boat traffic - like diving or snorkeling sites. So anchor in the sand or mud, NOT in the coral.

It's pretty simple - in a contest between anchors and coral, anchors win every time. Boat anchors can cause significant physical damage to corals, especially at reef sites that receive a lot of boat traffic - like diving or snorkeling sites. So anchor in the sand or mud, NOT in the coral.

Mooring buoys in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary help keep the coral healthy. #Florida #Restoration

Mooring buoys in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary help keep the coral healthy. #Florida #Restoration

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