Science Without Borders®

Science Without Borders®

Science Without Borders® is the overarching theme of the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation. It provides financial sponsorship of marine conservation programs and scientific research around the globe, and raises awareness of the need to preserve, protect and restore the world's oceans and aquatic resources.

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    As part of #NationalEstuariesWeek, we are celebrating the importance of mangroves. Mangroves serve many functions such as producing oxygen and reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere; providing coastal protection from storms and hurricanes; and providing food, habitat, substrate, nursery and breeding grounds for many different organisms including numerous endangered and commercially important species. Watch our video about mangroves to learn more. https://youtu.be/cwTZhyA57mAWelcome to the mangrove forest, where the daily rhythm of the tides sets the pace. These coastal wetlands create a sanctuary for an extraordinary range of cr... ... See MoreSee Less

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    Today, students in our Jamaica Awareness of Mangroves in Nature (J.A.M.I.N.) program, join more than 1.5 million citizen scientists from around the world who have taken action to #MonitorWater by celebrating World Water Monitoring Day. As part of this effort, our students are conducting water quality tests in the #mangroves. With EarthEcho International ... See MoreSee Less

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    Happy #NationalEstuariesWeek! Did you know that mangroves are often found in estuaries, areas where freshwater from rivers and streams mixes with salt water from the ocean? We are kicking off this week by implementing our Jamaica Awareness of Mangroves in Nature (J.A.M.I.N.) program. Our program aims to increase environmental awareness and restore mangrove forests in the Caribbean. Learn more about how we J.A.M.I.N.! https://youtu.be/NpqY2i_M0MoMangroves are in peril all over the world. It's estimated that almost half of the mangroves have disappeared, primarily due to human destruction. To combat t... ... See MoreSee Less

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    Our Fellow Anderson Mayfield and Coral Reef Ecologist Alexandra Dempsey recently published a paper showing that coral reefs near populated and unpopulated areas of New Caledonia are both exhibiting the same stress symptoms due to human-caused environmental changes.

    The paper is: https://livingoceansfoundation.org/publication/…
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    Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation added 17 new photos — at National Aquarium.
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    Thank you to the teachers who joined us for our Corals in the Classroom Workshop. In mid-August, we partnered with the National Aquarium to introduce local teachers to our Coral Reef Ecology Curriculum. Teachers participated in a two-day, hands-on workshop focused on learning about coral biology, the current state of coral reefs, and the threats they are facing. They walked away with a variety of new coral reef resources that they can incorporate into their classrooms. Best wishes to all teachers for a wonderful start to the academic year! ... See MoreSee Less

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