On Friday, May 11, 2007, Glenn Patton SFFFK's Managing Director presented Ben Mason a check for $3,500 donated by family and friends to continue Matthew Beard's research. In attendance was Matthew's mother Connie Beard, Family, Friends and Co-workers.
Ben Mason gave a presentation about Matthew Beard's discovery and how he was going to carry on the research. In a nutshell Matthew discovered that certain corals are sensitive to light and that their favor color is red. This discovery could effect many issues related to coral restoration.
Memorial donations may be made to:
Sanctuary Friends of the Florida Keys
Donation in memory of Matthew W. Beard
P.O. Box 504301
Marathon, FL 33050