Updates & Media
December 6, 2013
A research mission on coral reefs in New Caledonia conducted in association with the IRD has just ended. Over 30 days, coral reefs around New Caledonia were assessed, confirming their exceptional status in the Pacific Ocean. This should provide additional motivation to …
December 6, 2013
The Galápagos is an isolated archipelago of volcanic islands that straddle the equator, about 1000 km (620 miles) off the coast of Ecuador, in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. There are 14 main islands and over 100 small islets that sit on a …
December 1, 2013
The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation surveys coral reefs around the world and helps governments develop conservation strategies to look after marine ecosystems. But some of these habitats are dying ... shadows of their former selves. Scientists estimate that 20% of coral reefs are already lost. Another 35% are in great danger.
November 30, 2013
In June 2012, the Global Reef Expedition visited the Galápagos Islands, a unique oceanic location considered to be a living laboratory of evolution. The 19 islands and surrounding waters are characterized by fragmented, isolated landscapes, a high numbers of species found nowhere else in the world, and dramatically variable climatic conditions.
November 29, 2013
Global Reef Expedition: Mission Bahamas is the culmination of the Living Ocean Foundation's coral reef research in the Bahamas. Narrated by Bahamas National Trust's Krista Sherman, the film highlights the importance of Bahamian reefs and urges a call to action to take care of this precious resource. By the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation
November 28, 2013
A look at the Living Oceans Foundation's Education Efforts. The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation is dedicated to the conservation and restoration of living oceans and pledges to champion their preservation through research, education and a commitment to Science Without Borders®. Through their education programs, the Living Oceans Foundation hopes to provide real-time access to coral reefs and coral reef health to educators, students, parents, and the public creating a unique opportunity for the Foundation to increase ocean literacy. An increased engagement in ocean literacy will further advance the conservation and restoration of living oceans--the core of the Foundation's mission.
November 27, 2013
It is green sea turtle nesting season right now and here in the northern atolls of New Caledonia there are some beaches that are well known as favorite nesting spots. Green turtles spend almost all their lives at sea feeding …
November 27, 2013
This film discovers how conservationists and fishermen in Jamaica work together to help restore Jamaica's coral reefs. Once known as the jewels of the Caribbean, Jamaica's reefs declined over decades. Hurricanes, disease, and pollution have all taken their toll on the reefs, but the main culprit was overfishing. In order to thrive reefs need fish but, fisherman also need fish, and there are not enough fish left for either of them. Now in order to safeguard the fish and the reefs, fisherman are leading the charge to set aside no-fish zones. This film follows a team of scientists from Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation and The Nature Conservancy as they work with the fisherman to create the first ever fish sanctuary in a remote part of Jamaica.