Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

Photo: Karen Bryan/Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology, Reef fish Spotlight on Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, a mixed World Heritage Site and the world’s largest fully protected marine protected area. Size: Larger than the Gulf of Mexico and just smaller than the State of Alaska. The site is co-managed by federal and state agencies, and Indigenous …

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

Photo: Brittglow, School of fish Australia – The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system. The reef is the largest natural feature on earth and stretches more than 2,300 kilometers (1,430 miles) off the coast of Queensland. The forecasts for the reef’s survival are dire and there have been three mass coral …

Coral

Poster: @BioDivLibrary, Coral Coral = a hard stony substance secreted by certain marine coelenterates as an external skeleton, typically forming large reefs in warm seas Spotlight TopicPlaneta.com celebrates coral reefs around the world and the people who do their best to protect them. We are curious: what are the financial values for reef tourism? What …

ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies

Elsewhere on the Web The ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies – https://www.coralcoe.org.au – undertakes research for sustainable use of coral reefs. Key Linkscoralcoe.org.auFacebook –[email protected] About the CentreThe ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies undertakes world-best integrated research for sustainable use and management of coral reefs. Funded in July 2005 under …

Bleaching

Photo: ARC, Dying Staghorn Bleaching = Coral turn completely white when they expel the algae (zooxanthellae) living in their tissues. This happens when the waters warm Elsewhere on the Web NOAA Photo Embedded Tweets Annual. Bleaching. https://t.co/XcV5LcnqSy — Liz Foote (@footesea) November 27, 2018 Belize has now reached #CoralBleaching Alert Level 2 due to high …

International Year of the Reef 2018

Poster At the 31st General Meeting (November 2016 in Paris, France), the International Coral Reef Initiative declared 2018 as the third International Year of the Reef. The ICRI International Year of the Reef 2018 is a worldwide campaign to raise awareness about the value and importance of coral reefs and threats to their sustainability, and …

Report: Impacts of Climate Change on World Heritage Coral Reefs (2017)

New report: In June 2017 UNESCO released the report Impacts of Climate Change on World Heritage Coral Reefs A First Global Scientic Assessment Download as PDF Questions Can we arrange a video conversation/webinar to discuss the report? From the report: Since 1972, the UNESCO World Heritage Convention has united the world around a shared responsibility …

Hawai’i Hosts International Coral Reef Symposium (2016)

Hawai’i – This week (June 19-14) the International Coral Reef Symposium gathers 2,500+ coral reef scientists, policy makers and managers from 97 nations to present the latest research (and more!) in coral sustainability. It’s an important meeting and we’re looking forward to hearing friends and colleagues let us know the highlights. Key links 13th International Coral Reef Symposium Facebook …