Co-hosted by the Scientist in Every Florida School program and the ANGARI foundation, Roxane Boonstra is excited to share her expertise on coral restoration and answer any questions that you may have.
After completing her Masters degree from the University of Miami’s marine program, Roxane spent six years in the Cayman Islands. She worked as a Jill-of-all-trades in the SCUBA diving industry, amassing over 2,000 dives as an underwater videographer, SCUBA instructor and divemaster. On the surface, these were just jobs; under the surface is where Roxane feels most at home. During her time on the small Sister Islands of Little Cayman and Cayman Brac, Roxane spent her free time hunting lionfish, educating tourists on marine science, and participating in Nassau grouper research. Between these activities, she never left her love for coral behind, co-founding a Coral Nursery on the small island of Cayman Brac. As part of the Coral Restoration Foundation™ team, Roxane shares her passion for reef conservation by managing the Recreational Dive Program. Headquartered in Key Largo, FL, Coral Restoration Foundation™ is the largest coral restoration organization in the world. They have been restoring reefs in Florida for 12 years, and have now planted more than 100,000 critically endangered staghorn and elkhorn corals back onto the Florida Reef Tract.