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February 2016: A Major Milestone / Biodiversity--What Does it Mean? / Namena Marine Reserve--A Stunning Success / The Secret Adventures of Bull Sharks


A mixed school on Puako's reef
Clean water is vital for communities and coral reefs.
A Major Milestone

We’re excited to announce a major milestone for the Clean Water for Reefs Puakō project and the community’s effort to protect their local reef. Last week, we released a much-anticipated Preliminary Engineering Report from AQUA Engineering recommending the community build an onsite treatment facility to ensure clean water for reef recovery. Read More


Coral reef in Fiji's Namena Marine Reserve
Coral reefs are among the world's most diverse habitats.
Biodiversity—What Does it Mean?

Coral reefs are filled with an astounding variety of life. Practically the whole rainbow of colors can be seen in the fish, corals and other invertebrates that cover every inch of a healthy reef, on the list of the most biodiverse of all habitats.  Read More


A shark and remora in Fiji
A shark and sharksucker glide by diver Jeff Chanin in Fiji.
Namena Marine Reserve—A Stunning Success

Dozens of sharks, pygmy sea horses and brilliant soft corals greeted Jeff Chanin, a member of CORAL’s International Council, on his recent spectacular dive trip in Fiji. Jeff witnessed first-hand how marine reserves and community support are key to conservation.  Check Out Our Blog for Beautiful Images and Words from His Trip!


GBR Bull Sharks by Colin Simpfendorfer-700x467
Bull sharks were radio tracked on the Great Barrier Reef (Photo by Colin Simpfendorfer).
The Secret Adventures of Bull Sharks

Scientists working on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef recently gained unexpected insights into bull sharks using radio tags. They are more common on the reef than expected and females make migrations of up to 1,400 kilometers to bays and estuaries. Read More

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