Dive Against Debris

Participate in or join a Dive Against Debris event. Dates Vary. In response to the onslaught of marine debris, one of the biggest ocean issues of our time, Project AWARE launched Dive Against Debris. Created by divers for divers, this global, underwater survey of...

Kenya – Disturbance Response

Coral Bleaching Response and Monitoring in the Kiunga Marine National Reserve Location Kiunga, Kenya, Western Indian Ocean The challenge Kiunga Marine National Reserve (KMNR) is located at the northernmost stretch of the Kenyan coastline at the confluence of two major...

Interview with Dr. Graham Edgar

Five Characteristics of Effective MPAs Dr. Graham Edgar and his 24 co-authors recently stirred up the marine conservation world with their article, “Global conservation outcomes depend on marine protected areas five key features”. In this article, they review 87 MPAs...

Madagascar – Communication

Social Marketing Campaign Engages Madagascar Fishing Villages in Sustainable Fishing Practices Location Andavadoaka Coast, Madagascar The challenge Stretching almost 350 km along the southwestern coastline of Madagascar is the Grand Recif barrier reef system,...

Monitoring Coral Reef Marine Protected Areas

A practical guide on how monitoring can support effective management of MPAs. Produced by the Australian Institute of Marine Science and IUCN Global Marine Program, this publication provides seventeen case studies and information on monitoring methods. Author:...

Global Disparity in the Resilience of Coral Reefs

The article reviews whether current knowledge of coral reef resilience, as it has historically been researched specifically in the Caribbean region, is transferrable to Indo-Pacific coral reefs. The authors hypothesize that the Caribbean may be predisposed to low...

Coral Reef Resilience and Resistance to Bleaching

A comprehensive overview and synthesis of coral bleaching and potential effects of climate change, discussions regarding the meaning of resistance and resilience, and future research opportunities are presented here. This papers reviews initiatives that are working on...

Coral Reef Recovery Dynamics in a Changing World

The authors quantitatively reviewed the literature (55 studies in total) on the recovery rates of coral reef ecosystems from acute disturbance events among 48 different reef locations (from western Indian Ocean, to eastern Pacific and the Caribbean) and assessed which...

Most Corals May Not Change Their Symbionts

This paper tests the hypothesis that corals can adapt to climate change by exchanging algal types. Data from 43 studies including 442 coral species (stony coral and octocoral) documents that only a minority of coral species are able to change symbionts. The majority...
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