Category: Coral Reefs

Raja Ampat 2012: Letting Locals Lead

Written by | October 23rd, 2012

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Learn how communities in Raja Ampat are leading the charge and protecting the wealth of natural resources in their own backyards.

Raja Ampat 2012: Does Fish Length Matter?

Written by | October 23rd, 2012

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What can we learn about a fish — and its ecosystem — from its length? Our crack team of fish-spotters has the answer.

Raja Ampat 2012: An Old Dog Learning New Tricks

Written by | October 19th, 2012

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Scientists on the 2012 Raja Ampat coral monitoring trip are boldly experimenting with new technologies. Will their cell phones pass the “tissue” test?

Reef Resilience Revealed: How We Can Help Corals Recover

Written by | October 19th, 2012

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In advance of delivering a speech at the Colorado Ocean Coalition’s Making WAVES Symposium, Dr. Rod Salm reflects on a career of coral conservation.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, October 18

Written by | October 18th, 2012

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One more day left in the work week…and Cool Green Morning can get you through!

  1. Startling stat: Over half of the world’s wetlands have been destroyed since 1900. (MNN)
  2. And another: Half of the Great Barrier Reef has been lost in the last 30 years. (NBC News)
  3. Wisconsin’s controversial wolf hunt has begun, and hunters are bringing them in. (Scientific American)
  4. Update: India has lifted the ban on tiger tourism, but local governments must regulate visitors. (Guardian)
  5. Interesting science: Leaves are changing color — do you remember why? (The Daily Green)

Raja Ampat 2012: On the Way

Written by | October 18th, 2012

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After two years of designing this project, the scuba diving teams are finally on their way to survey the reefs of Raja Ampat. Sharks and fish await — join in!

Unexplored Territory: Follow the 2012 Raja Ampat Journey

Written by | October 15th, 2012

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Join this year’s trip to Raja Ampat, where our scientists are trying something new: exploring coral reefs we don’t protect to learn about the ones we do.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, October 15

Written by | October 15th, 2012

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After a lovely weekend, let’s cross our fingers for a supersonic Monday.

  1. 25 species now appallingly close to extinction. (TG Daily)
  2. One for the record books: supersonic skydive a success. (Discovery News)
  3. Wait… humans used to eat pandas? (RedOrbit)
  4. Steer clear of bull sharks — they have the strongest bite. (BBC Nature)
  5. How can we save coral reefs? Televise them. (National Geographic)

Reducing Risk and Providing for People in a Changing World

Written by | October 12th, 2012

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A changing world is squeezing the coastal and forest-dwelling communities that need nature to survive. How can we help protect these people and nature?

Finding Inspiration in a Changing World

Written by | October 4th, 2012

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Marine scientist Ali Green saw swirling barracuda, spawning unicornfish and a rare sight—a healthy coral reef—while diving at a remote seamount off the coast of Papua New Guinea. Watch video from her dive.

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