Living Oceans Foundation scientists complete largest comprehensive study of French Polynesia’s coral reefs

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The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation is proud to release our findings from the largest coral reef survey and mapping expedition ever conducted in French Polynesia. The Global Reef Expedition: French Polynesia Final Report provides a comprehensive summary of the …

Global Reef Expedition: French Polynesia Final Report

In April 2011 the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation embarked on the Global Reef Expedition—the largest coral reef survey and mapping expedition in history. As part of the 5-year Expedition, an international team of scientists worked with local partners …

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.

Modeling environmentally-mediated variation in reef coral physiology

Published in Journal of Sea Research, March 2019 By Anderson Mayfield, Alexandra Dempsey, and Chii-Shiarng Chen   Abstract Increases in seawater temperature associated with global climate change are causing the mutualistic relationship between reef-building corals and the symbiotic dinoflagellates (genus Symbiodinium) …

Spread of the green snail Turbo marmoratus in French Polynesia

This article on the spread of the green snail in French Polynesia published in Ocean & Coastal Management was a result of research conducted by Living Oceans Foundation Chief Scientist Andrew Bruckner and Coral Reef Ecologist Alexandra Dempsey with other …

Sharks Take a Bite

Back in the summer of 2013, while conducting the Global Reef Expedition mission to French Polynesia, a team of cinematographers and researchers from Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation were documenting shark feeding without the use of bait or other attractants. This article …

The World’s Top Culture, Wildlife, and Nature Photographers

The International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) includes in its fellowship an international cadre of some of the world’s top culture, wildlife, and nature photographers. Together, they work with conservation organizations all around the globe to visually document their efforts in protecting …

Shark Footage Reveals New Feeding Behavior

This article published in Green Magazine highlights research conducted by Dr. William Robbins in partnership with Living Oceans Foundation to capture a rare shark feeding event which has revealed new information about shark feeding behavior.   Shark Footage Reveals New Feeding …