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...

Bonaire – Land-Based Pollution

Wastewater Treatment and Fishing Legislation in Bonaire Location Bonaire National Marine Park, Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles The challenge The Challenge Collectively, the island of Bonaire and the Ramsar areas of several satellite islands (Klein Bonaire and Lac) form...

Palau – Land-Based Pollution

Community Support for Watershed Management Leads to Ridges to Reefs Protection in Palau Location Palau, Micronesia The challenge Palau is located approximately 800 km east of the Philippines, and consists of a series of islands approximately 459 km2 in total size....

Are U.S. Coral Reefs on the Slippery Slope to Slime?

This article has received significant attention from researchers, managers, and the public. It is a bit controversial and the doom and gloom picture presented may or may not most accurately describe the current state of affairs. Regardless, the paper draws attention...

Coral Reefs Under Rapid Climate Change and Ocean Acidification

Levels of atmospheric CO2 continues to rise and threaten coral reefs globally. This is because atmospheric CO2 reacts with water in the ocean to produce carbonic acid which in turn forms bicarbonate ions that react with carbonate ions to produce more bicarbonate ions...

Ocean Acidification and Warming will Lower Coral Reef Resilience

In this study, the authors quantitatively analyzed how different combinations of CO2 and fishing pressure on herbivores will affect the ecological resilience of a benthic reef community consisting of three common groups: branching corals, fleshy macroalgae and turfs...
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