Coral Reef Educational Resources

Magic Porthole

International Year of the Reef 2008

11th International Coral Reef Symposium

NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program

Coral Reef News

The Reef Environmental Education Foundation

International Society for Reef Studies

Coral Reefs at TAMU

Marine Laboratories

The Bermuda Biological Station for Research, Ferry Reach, St. George’s Bermuda

Societies with coral reef and marine interests

The Australian Coral Reef Society

Phycological Society of America

Government sites of general interest related to coral reefs and marine biology

Minerals Management Service (US Dept. of the Interior): Website presents an overview of coral reef monitoring at the Flower Garden Banks (northern Gulf of Mexico). It also features a multidisciplinary report on “environmental characteristics and human interaction” at the Flower Gardens.

Year of the Ocean: NOAA’s site with extensive material, including reporter’s resources and information for kids and teachers.

NOAA’s Coral Health and Monitoring Program: Bulletins, documents, data, links and more.

NOAA’s National Undersea Research Program: With links to all 6 National Undersea Research Centers.

Educational website on coral paleoclimatology

Coral Reef Protection: US Environmental Protection Agency http:/www.epa.govOWOW/oceans/coral/index.html

Australian Institute of Marine Science: With extensive information about the Institute and research activities

University–based sites of general interest related to coral reefs and marine biology

National Coral Reef Institute at Nova Southeastern University’s Oceanographic Center

Coralline algal website

Hawaii Coral Reef Network

The University of Stuttgart: Jurassic Reef Park. All about why you should care about reefs from the ancient Jurassic times, 160 — 135 million years ago.

Sites of general interest related to coral reefs and marine biology

Springer Science Online. Coral Reefs: Journal of the International Society of Reef Studies.

An introduction to Diseases of Coral Reef Organisms

SeaWeb: A project of the Pew Charitable Trusts. A public education effort with a variety of available resources on many ocean issues.

Reefnet Internet Information Service. Note articles about by scientists and conservationists, including background recent discoveries, information about how individuals began their careers, interviews about their work, and well written accounts of what it's like to work as a marine scientist.

Web publications

State of the Reefs: Regional and Global Perspectives. An International Coral Reef Initiative Executive Secretariat Background Paper. 1995. By, S.C. Jameson, J.W. McManus, and M.D. Spalding.

NOAA’s State of the Coastal Environment: The Extent and Condition of U.S. Coral Reefs. 1998. By, S.L. Miller and M.Crosby.

Reef Check is the largest international program involving recreational divers and marine scientists. The results of Reef Check 97 provided the first solid evidence that coral reefs have been damaged on a global scale. Reef Check website:

Want To Get Involved?

Reef Check: How to participate in coral reef monitoring.