Oculina Bank was named after a coral reef that parallels the Atlantic Shoreline of Florida from Fort Pierce to Cape Canaveral. The reef lies at depths of 200 to 300 feet, and is approximately 15 miles from shore. The reef contains the largest concentration of a beautiful, white tree-like coral named oculina varicosa, and soon became known as the "oculina bank." Discovered by Harbor Branch Oceanographic scientist John Reed in the 1970s, the oculina bank is one of the largest coral reefs in the world. Certainly, the oculina bank is one of the most important nurturing and spawning sites for all species of marine life along the Atlantic Shoreline.
We are proud to have our name associated with such an important and beautiful natural resource.