Coral Reef Links

~ Corals and Coral Reefs, The Smithsonian Ocean Portal

~ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coral Reef Conservation Program – understanding and conserving coral reef ecosystems.

~ US Coral Reef Task Force – established in 1998 by Presidential Executive Order to lead U.S. efforts to preserve and protect coral reef ecosystems.

~ National Coral Reef Institute – Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

~ U.S. Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument

~ Ocean Conservancy: The State of the Coral Reefs of the U.S. Virgin Islands (pdf file).

~ Nature Conservancy – Bahamas: Coral Reef Report Card

~ Coral Reef Ecology – Dr. Jennifer Smith Lab – Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego.

~ Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution – Ocean research, exploration, and education. Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

~ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute – advanced research in ocean science and technology. Monterey, California.

~ Coral Reef Alliance  – organization educating about coral and coral reefs and working to improve reef management.

~ Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) – Coral reef research, conservation, and education.

~ MOTE Marine Laboratory and Aquarium – International Center for Coral Reef Research and Restoration – Summerland Key, Florida

~ Coral Reef Research Foundation – Palau, Western Pacific Ocean

~ ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia – undertakes research for sustainable use and management of coral reefs.

~ NASA Earth Observatory, Keeping an Eye on the World’s Coral

~ Center for Ocean Solutions – working to solve the major problems facing the ocean. Monterey, California and Stanford University.

~ Journal Nature – Latest Coral Reef Research and Reviews

~ The International Society for Reef Studiespromotes the production and dissemination of scientific knowledge and understanding of coral reefs.

~ A good overview of corals and coral reef issues world-wide.

~ National Ocean Service, NOAA, page on Coral Reefs.

~ BBC Nature collection of coral reef reports.

~ Frontiers in Marine Science – Coral Reef Research – publication