Findings shed light on ocean temperature patterns that cause coral bleaching, as well as factors that may make some reefs more resilient to climate change.
Efforts to restore vegetation on the eroded hillsides of the Talakhaya Watershed in Rota help improve coral condition.
A new boating awareness campaign encourages community dialogue and educational outreach to promote reef-friendly behavior.
The discovery of "coral zombies" in reefs thought to be healthy has stunned scientists and coral recovery efforts.
Scientists and managers in Hawaii work together to establish a small-scale, two year coral nursery pilot program.
A recent NOAA study revealed that coral cores near Guam have spikes in carbon-14 consistent with nuclear testing in the Pacific Proving Grounds.
From June 19 to 24, 2016, over 2,500 coral reef scientists, policy makers, and managers from 70 different nations will gather for the 13th International Coral Reef Symposium at the Honolulu Convention Center.
Roberto Viqueira Ríos, a well respected environmental community leader in Puerto Rico, is the 2016 National Wetlands Award winner in the Wetland Community Leader Category.
Coral reef and coastal resource managers now have two new tools to strengthen their efforts on the ground and in the water to reduce the impacts of land-based sources of pollution on coral reefs. The tools are a product of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Watershed Partnership Initiative.
Protecting coral reefs can seem like an overwhelming task. Residents in Guam are up for the challenge and are celebrating their coral reef conservation accomplishments. The Guam Community Coral Reef Monitoring Program (GCCRMP), launched in 2012, is highly active in the community and continues to grow in its outreach and reef management capabilities every year.
The NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program was established in 2000 by the Coral Reef Conservation Act. Headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland, the program is part of NOAA's Office for Coastal Management.
The Coral Reef Information System (CoRIS) is the program's information portal that provides access to NOAA coral reef data and products.
U.S. Coral Reef Task Force
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