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Reef Check Eco-Tours are now being offered to the public in Marina del Rey, California every Wednesday-Friday from 10:00am-1:00pm and from 1:30pm-4:30pm. Each tour is a 3-hour highly interactive marine conservation program that gives guests the chance to become a




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Reef Check helped to organize several important activities at the 13th International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS) in Honolulu in June. The meeting was huge, with over 90 different session topics, 5000 authors and 2500 individual presentations.




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The Underwater Photography Guide is proud to announce that it is accepting entries for the 6th annual Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition through November 22, 2016.




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At 2:00 am on June 27, 2016, just one month after the successful completion of the Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for this year's Big Sur and Channel Islands EcoExpeditions, the MV Vision pulled away from the dock in Morro




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Recent dive surveys by an international and Maldivian team of divers from Biosphere Expeditions, the Marine Conservation Society and Maldivian partners have revealed a worrying reduction in the amount of live coral in the Maldives over the past year.




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As a fifth-year returnee on Concordia International School Shanghai's Marine Ecology Program, I have witnessed the harrowing decay of coral reefs in Thailand.




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The Reef Check Family and California ocean community are deeply saddened by the recent passing of our dear friend and colleague, Bill Golden. Bill was one of those individuals whose infectious passion for the ocean and ear to ear grin




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How many of your friends own a home aquarium with tropical fish? It is a popular home hobby and over 10 million Americans own an aquarium. When Finding Dory, the sequel to the film Finding Nemo was released this week,




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Please join the Reef Check Foundation on Thursday, September 15th to celebrate the reefs, oceans and Reef Check's 20th Anniversary! Reef Check's 2016 Save the Reefs, Save the Oceans Gala will be on the beach at the Jonathan Beach Club




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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.


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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.
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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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