Living Oceans Foundation Completes Global Coral Reef Atlas

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The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation has completed the World Reef Map, an online interactive coral reef atlas that allows users to explore all of the coral reefs and shallow water marine habitats mapped on the Global Reef Expedition. With over 65,000 square kilometers of shallow water marine ecosystems mapped, this is by far the largest collection of high-resolution coral reef maps ever made.

Global Reef Expeditions Assess Coral Reef Health

Prince Khaled bin Sultan of Saudi Arabia had a dream: to fund research expeditions focused on the health of the ocean. The dream became reality when the Living Oceans Foundation was founded in California. Global Reef Expeditions Assess Coral Reef …

The Global Reef Expedition

The Foundation is conducting one of the largest coral reef studies in history. Called the Global Reef Expedition it will circumnavigate the globe surveying some of the most remote reefs on the planet. It will take five years to complete …


The Living Oceans Foundation conducts coral reef research in the San Andres Archipelago, a series of remote islands, submerged banks, atolls and coral reefs in the southwestern Caribbean Sea off the coast of Colombia. Three islands in the north end …

Dolphins at Bajo Nuevo, Colombia

These dolphins at Bajo Nuevo, Colombia joined our conch survey team for about 10 minutes during the San Andres Archipelago leg of the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation’s Global Reef Expedition. Of several dolphin encounters, this was by far …

Uncensored! Green turtles mating

Endangered sea turtles (Chelonia mydas): Green turtles mating at Bajo Nuevo, San Andres Archipelago, Colombia. Footage, by Andy Bruckner, taken during the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation’s Global Reef Expedition in April 2012.

Dolphins at Serranilla

Catch these playful dolphins at Serranilla as they visit with Living Oceans marine scientists during the Global Reef Expedition.