Advances in management of precious corals in the family Corallidae: are new measures adequate?
Precious corals in the family Corallidae have a long history of exploitation characterized by boom and bust cycles. Past approaches to manage these fisheries have been ineffective at preventing overharvest. Are new measures adequate?
Diversity in the geomorphology of shallow-water carbonate depositional systems in the Saudi Arabian Red Sea
Coral reefs and their associated accumulations of carbonate sediment adopt particularly complex planform geometries atop the coastal shelf of the Saudi Arabian Red Sea. This paper provides a foundation for understanding the morphological diversity of shallow-water carbonate systems in both the modern ocean and rock records.
World's Largest Marine Park: Mapping the Blue
In June we'll be celebrating World Oceans Day in Annapolis, MD again with the 2nd annual film screening of Mapping the Blue followed by a reception and drinks. Please join us if you are in the area.
Our next Google hangout will be April 30th with Earth Echo International as we break down Ocean Acidification. Register here.
Science Without Borders® is the overarching theme of the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation. Its purposes are to provide financial sponsorship of marine conservation programs and scientific research, and to promote public awareness of the need to preserve, protect and restore the world's oceans and aquatic.
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We are now accepting entries to our annual art contest! The theme for the 2015 Challenge is Reef Relationships and the contest is open to all students 11-19 years old. All submissions need to be received by Monday, April 27th, 2015 by 5pm Eastern in order to qualify for the competition.
Our education portal is set to launch early in 2015, and will provide over 20 lesson plans on coral reefs for marine educators, along with associated videos, interactive quizzes, and other useful materials that meet the NGSS science standard for S.T.E.M. classes.