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Miami Magazine

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

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We are honored to be featured in the most recent issue of Miami Magazine and have one of our photos featuring a menagerie of our colorful Ricordea florida color morphs grace the cover. The article highlights the contributions of University of Miami alumni (’04) and Coral Morphologic co-founder Colin Foord to the body of science and public understanding of coral reef organisms through site-specific and multi-media artworks. The aquacultural legacy continues with our mentorship of University of Miami marine science students who get hands on experience growing corals within our Overtown laboratory. To read the full article, click the thumbnail after the jump…

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MIA X Coral Morphologic Limited Edition Skate Deck Series

Friday, May 24th, 2013

We are psyched to announce the release of a series of skateboard decks in collaboration with MIA Skate Shop featuring the photography of three different fluorescent corals that call Miami their home. The collaboration is a logical extension of our view of Miami as the Coral City. A city whose cement buildings are metaphorical monuments to the fossilized remains of an ancient coral reef that once ran through it. Skaters will now be able to skate through a city of coral (recycled as concrete) on boards that reflect its bio-geologic past, present, and future. Miami, a city where vertebrate and invertebrate life-forms are forever bonded through calcium carbonate. Calcium carbonate skeletons that were once enveloped with fluorescent coral tissue now form the foundation for a neon metropolis that mirrors its coral reefs. A metropolis with an Atlantean destiny, where corals will one day recolonize the streets and buildings as their own.

The limited edition decks (3 color-ways, hand numbered editions of 50) will be available starting Saturday, May 25 at the release party, and at both MIA shops in Miami Beach and Sunny Isles, Florida.

Miami Underwater Festival

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

On Sunday, December 2nd at 3pm, Colin will be giving a talk entitled ‘Miami’s Urban Corals’ at the Miami Science Museum for their 2nd annual Miami Underwater Festival. While many people might presume that North Biscayne Bay is too dirty to support much diversity of marinelife, Colin will present evidence quite to the contrary. Using underwater video and photographs, Colin will give attendees an up close look at the surprising diversity of corals that have pioneered their way inside the city limits of Miami by colonizing artificial seawalls and manmade debris.

Ocean Drive

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Morphologic is featured in the February 2012 edition of Ocean Drive Magazine. Click here to check out the digital version.

Aquatic Ambassadors

Friday, November 25th, 2011

The Miami New Times recently featured us in their Miami People 2011 issue. Check out the article here.

TEDxMIA

Monday, August 15th, 2011

We are thrilled to share that Colin will be counted as a speaker at the TEDxMIA 2011 annual conference Between The Lines, September 13th at the New World Center on Miami Beach. He will expound the adaptational prowess of an extremely rare “hybrid” Caribbean stony coral (Acropora prolifera) he discovered while exploring the waters of Biscayne Bay and Government Cut. Click here to read an interview with Colin on the meaning of this find and what it predicts for the future of Florida’s coral reefs.

Borscht 7

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

This Saturday, March 23rd is the seventh edition of the Borscht Film Festival. The lineup of awesome talent is nuts; Jillian Mayer collaborating w/ Uncle Luke + Rakontur, Barry Jenkins, Tarell Alvin McCraney, Jorge Rubiera, Andrew Hevia, etc.

Look out for a Morphologic collaboration in the Lucas Leyva-directed short film ‘The Tragic Heptology’, also featuring Rosie Herrera and ANR. In addition, we will be proudly premiering the 24th installment of our Natural History film series, ‘Man O War’, a collaborative film with Geologist of Animal Collective. Free admission at the Knight Concert Hall, Arsht Center, Downtown Miami | 7:30 PM, Saturday, March 23.