Press Releases

About Coral World Ocean and Reef Initiative, Inc.

Coral World Ocean and Reef Initiative, Inc.
(CWORI) was established in 2019 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. CWORI is dedicated to conserving marine habitats and wildlife through rescue, rehabilitation, restoration, research, and empowering others with public education. Our emphasis is on combatting coral disease and restoring coral reefs, the rescue and rehabilitation of sea turtles and birds, and marine mammal research.

Injured Mature Female Green Sea Turtle Update

ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands – April 25, 2024 Click HERE to download a PDF version of this Press Release. Coral World Ocean and Reef Initiative (CWORI) made the difficult decision to humanely euthanize Puzzle, the female green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) on April 20. Following more than a week of intensive diagnostic tests and analyses at Coral World, Puzzle...

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Coral World Ocean and Reef Initiative Works with National Park Service to Support Coral Restoration

Coral World Ocean and Reef initiative, Inc. (CWORI) was established in 2019 as an independent organization to advance and expand the conservation work being carried out by Coral World Ocean Park.  Coral World Ocean Park President Trudie Prior noted, “As a non-profit, CWORI would be able to access funding and seek donations unavailable to Coral World Ocean Park for coral restoration and wildlife rehabilitation among other much-needed efforts to conserve our marine habitats.  We saw a great need to broaden Coral World’s existing work in the U.S. Virgin Islands.”

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