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June 2016: International Coral Reef Symposium / Who's the Real Dory? / No Reef is an Island / Kayaking for CORAL / In the News


This month over 2,500 people will come together to discuss the status and future of coral reefs.

This month, our staff will join more than 2,500 scientists, policy makers and managers to discuss coral reefs and share their latest research at the International Society for Reef Studies Symposium (ICRS) in Hawai‘i. Don't miss our sessions on coral conservation best practices and sustainable financing. We'll post daily updates and images on Facebook and Twitter! Follow us!


Regal Tang by Ben Popik
The movies Finding Nemo and Finding Dory have portrayed coral reef life, but who is the real dory? (Creative Commons image by Ben Popik)
Who's the Real Dory? 

As the new movie Finding Dory hits theaters this month, it's a great time to learn more about the real dory. This herbivorous coral reef fish plays as important role in coral health. Read More


The connections between coral reefs are complex. Scientists recently mapped how coral babies move between reefs (Map by Schill et al).
No Reef is an Island

At CORAL we think a lot about connections between communities and reefs. A group of scientists recently took that thinking to the next level by modeling how coral larvae (babies) move between reefs. They also illuminated the gaps in marine protected areas in the Caribbean—according to their research, only 33 percent of important coral reefs in the Caribbean are protected. Read More



Matt and Mitch Kayak
CORAL Board Member Matt Humphreys and Mitch Michino kayaked 105 miles to raise awareness of coral reefs!
Kayaking for CORAL

One of our board members took a unique approach to saving coral reefs over Memorial Day Weekend. Matt Humphreys and Mitch Michino kayaked 105 miles of California’s coast, from Malibu to San Diego, to raise awareness for coral reefs. Together, they raised more than $2,600 for CORAL. Read More

Thanks to everyone who has donated to our Match Challenge so far! We're at 58% of our goal, so please donate by June 30 to help us reach $100,000 for reefs!

There's still time to submit your nomination to our 2016 CORAL Conservation Prize. We've extended the deadline to Friday June 17, find more information at

In the News:
Care about coral reefs? Protect the 'lawnmowers'
Edible Six-Pack Rings Feed Sea Creatures Instead Of Killing Them
This Animation Lets You Watch Global Warming Heat Up Over 166 Years


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