World Reef Awareness Day

World Reef Awareness Day

A reef is an underwater ecosystem characterized by reef-building corals. Reefs are formed of colonies of coral polyps held together by calcium carbonate. Most coral reefs are built from stony corals, whose polyps cluster in groups.

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World Reef Awareness Day
  • Restoring Oceans

    Marine ecosystems are under threat all over the world. In Belize, the invasive red lionfish has disrupted marine food webs over the last two decades, damaging coral reefs and reducing the productivity of local fisheries. Working with local communities, Blue Ventures have developed a strategy to ...

  • Searching For Sea Turtles In Grenada

    On the 12 square mile island of Carriacou, Grenada a team of scientists, fishermen and a wildlife veternarian assemble. They're here to conduct the first ever in-water survey of hard-shelled sea turtle around the island. With no prior data to go off of, they only have the local knowledge of beach...

  • Coming Soon: Heart Of The Sea

    In "Heart of the Sea," Bermudian scientists, poets, and political leaders take us on a journey through the mysteries and wonders of Bermuda's oceans and the threats they face due to climate change.

  • Belonging Trailer

    Life through the eyes of a female squaretail grouper in the waters of the tiny island of Bitra.
    In 2012, the largest spawning aggregation of squaretail groupers was discovered in the waters of the tiny island of Bitra, in the Lakshadweep archipelago, India. This opened up an important dialogue ab...

  • Among The Corals

    In the summer of 2021, explorer Luc Hardy and filmmaker Fabiano d’Amato followed scientists from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute set sail for a three-week expedition on the Pacific coast of Panama to study uniquely resilient corals, known as Super Corals, for the Rohr Reef Resilience ...

  • Reconsidering Oceans

    The ocean plays a vital role in regulating planetary health. It keeps temperatures down by absorbing heat and mitigates the effect of greenhouse gas emissions by soaking up carbon dioxide. But this comes at a cost. As ocean temperatures increase, we are seeing a rise in ocean acidification and a ...