Links

Coral Reef Educational Resources
http:/coralreef.noaa.goveducation/outreach/

Magic Porthole
www.magicporthole.org

International Year of the Reef 2008
www.iyor.org

11th International Coral Reef Symposium
www.nova.edu/ncri/11icrs/

NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program
www.coralreef.noaa.gov/

Coral Reef News
www.sciencedaily.com/news/earth_climate/coral_reefs/

The Reef Environmental Education Foundation
www.reef.org

International Society for Reef Studies
www.fit.edu/isrs/

Coral Reefs at TAMU
oceanworld.tamu.edu/students/coral/

Marine Laboratories

The Bermuda Biological Station for Research, Ferry Reach, St. George’s Bermuda
http://www.bbsr.edu

Societies with coral reef and marine interests

The Australian Coral Reef Society
http:/www.australiancoralreefsociety.org

Phycological Society of America
http://psaalgae.org

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.
http:/www.gomr.mms.govhomepg/regulate/environ/flow_gar/flowgard.html

Year of the Ocean: NOAA’s site with extensive material, including reporter’s resources and information for kids and teachers.
http://www.yoto98.noaa.gov

NOAA’s Coral Health and Monitoring Program: Bulletins, documents, data, links and more.
http://coral.aoml.noaa.gov

NOAA’s National Undersea Research Program: With links to all 6 National Undersea Research Centers.
http://www.nurp.noaa.gov

Educational website on coral paleoclimatology
http:/www.ngdc.noaa.govpaleo/corals.html

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
http://www.aims.gov.au

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

National Coral Reef Institute at Nova Southeastern University’s Oceanographic Center
http:/www.nova.eduocean/ncri/

Coralline algal website
http:/www.botany.uwc.ac.zaclines/

Hawaii Coral Reef Network
http://www.coralreefnetwork.com

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.
http:/www.palaeo.deedu/JRP

Sites of general interest related to coral reefs and marine biology

Springer Science Online. Coral Reefs: Journal of the International Society of Reef Studies.
http:/link.springer.delink/service/journals/00338/index.htm

An introduction to Diseases of Coral Reef Organisms
http:/ourworld.compuserve.comhomepages/mccarty_and_peters/coraldis.htm

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

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.
http://www.reefnet.org

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.
http:/www.ncdc.noaa.govpaleo/outreach/coral/sor/sor_contents.html

NOAA’s State of the Coastal Environment: The Extent and Condition of U.S. Coral Reefs. 1998. By, S.L. Miller and M.Crosby.
http:/state–of–coast.noaa.govbulletins/html/crf_08/crf.html

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:
http://www.reefcheck.org

Want To Get Involved?

Reef Check: How to participate in coral reef monitoring.
http://www.reefcheck.org