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Reef Check Dominican Republic has been granted management of the La Caleta Marine Park, a long-standing example of the collaboration between economics and conservation.




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The generosity of Reef Check supporters comes to the rescue in hurricane-battered Haiti. Local fishermen's cooperatives helped us to distribute much-needed rice and solar lamps to grateful villagers.




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Attention all California divers! Our 2017 training classes are filling up fast! Sign up to join our team of California Citizen Scientists!




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The Sultanate of Oman has just witnessed a historic landmark -- the first-ever community-based coral reef survey using local citizen scientists.




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Reef Check warmly welcomes new Southern California Regional Manager, Dr. Selena McMillan, to the Reef Check California program.




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Some corals are adapting faster than others. How can we use this natural adaptation to help remaining corals survive increasing temperatures?




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With your help, 2016 marked Reef Check's 20th year of education, research and conservation. It has been wonderful to celebrate this anniversary with Reef Check teams from Hong Kong to the Dominican Republic.




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Reef Check just conducted its first-ever training on the beautiful island of Principe, on the western equatorial coast of Africa. Sao Tome and Principe is a small country, in the Gulf of Guinea, composed of two main islands: Sao Tome,




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Reef Check Florida EcoDiver Course Director Nikole Ordway-Heath traveled down to Carriacou, Grenada in the Caribbean for a Reef Check EcoDiver & Instructor training in November, at the request of the dive professionals at Deefer Diving and Caribbean Reef Buddy.




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Founded in 1996, the Reef Check Foundation exists to help preserve the oceans and reefs which are critical to our survival, yet are being destroyed. With headquarters in Los Angeles and volunteer teams in more than 90 countries and territories, Reef Check works to protect tropical coral reefs and California rocky reefs through education, research and conservation.


What We Do



Founded in 1996, the Reef Check Foundation exists to help preserve the oceans and reefs which are critical to our survival, yet are being destroyed. With headquarters in Los Angeles and volunteer teams in more than 90 countries and territories, Reef Check works to protect tropical coral reefs and California rocky reefs through education, research and conservation.
Tropical EcoDiver Program
Reef Check California Program
Ocean Education Program

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Reef Check has coordinators, teams, and EcoDiver training facilities in countries around the world. Since the first Reef Check coral reef monitoring survey in 1997, almost 10,000 surveys have been completed by Reef Check EcoDivers in over 95 countries and territories. Join a team today!


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