The Ocean Rescue Alliance is proud to partner with the City Of Dania Beach to launch our first 1000 Mermaids Artificial Reef Project site in Broward County! We are proud to be doing our part in supporting our scared reefs and are excited to share that now you too can now join us in making this happen by donating to help us reach our goal our goal of $40,000 to cover the logistical costs of the massive barge needed to bring our Mermaid sculptures into the ocean THIS SUMMER!
Every little bit helps! We appreciate your interest & Thank you for supporting!
Ocean Rescue Alliance (ORA) Mission Statement:
The Ocean Rescue Alliance (ORA) is a marine conservation and restoration non-profit organization that implements innovative techniques to restore our marine environments.
ORA supports saving our oceans one reef at a time through the creation of artificial reefs designed to incorporate art, innovative designs, and safe materials to enhance marine habitats, protect coastlines and provide a unique diving location. Our research investigates artificial design improvements, coastal protection with wave reduction modules, coral restoration, oyster restoration, mangrove restoration, seawall enchantments, fish population dynamics & recruitment to contribute to effective restoration.
Our artistically crafted reefs enable every individual the opportunity to create an eternal reef for their loved one or company. Every reef creates a lasting memory on the ocean floor that will help restore our marine ecosystems. Our education program seeks to empower and inspire our future generations to maintain our marine environments.
Our citizen science program, Coral Rangers, engages our local communities in reef monitoring and coral restoration efforts. Our goal is to spread awareness and create marine habitats that will last for generations to come. Through ORA our alliance will unite marine conservation and restoration organizations around the globe helping us save our oceans one reef at a time!
About The 1000 Mermaids Artificial Reef Project
Putting the Art in “Art”ificial Reefs The 1000 Mermaids Artificial Reef is an Eco-Art project that serves as an underwater eco-friendly destination for tourism, research, and coral restoration. 1000 Mermaids started out as an artist’s vision to use the symbol of a Mermaid to raise awareness to marine conservation while creating habitat and providing a unique diving location. The mermaid throughout history has served as a symbol of humans’ connection to the Ocean and its mystery.
We find value in the ability to strengthen people’s relationship to the ocean through art. Through the placement of 1000 mermaids over time our initiative will transform real people into mystical mermaids that will live forever on the ocean floor. While serving as valuable habitat to support marine life and creating a foundation of appreciation for marine conservation.
Our mission is to create complex marine habitats while providing enhanced creative, economic and educational opportunities for the benefit, education and enjoyment of residents, students and visitors alike.