News & Events



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The EARTH FOCUS ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL will take place Sat., July 29 from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Hollywood's iconic Egyptian Theatre.




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Reef Check partners up with campaign to reduce plastic-straw use - sign the pledge!




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Reef Check California has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund two multi-day expeditions to the Big Sur Coast and the Channel Islands to monitor the ongoing health of the areas' marine ecosystems. The campaign ends on July 1, so show




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Join Alexis Bittar Venice on Friday, June 30 for a special fundraising event benefiting Reef Check. From 4p - 7p you can sip prosecco while you shop their new collection. 10% of sales will go to Reef Check.




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The Maldives and Oman are both establishing local Reef Check operations, a very positive development toward safeguarding each country's reef ecosystems through better marine education and conservation.




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In April, Colombia and Corales de Paz united diverse parties in the country's largest citizen scientist event ever, all for protection of the local reef ecosystem.




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California's kelp forests are changing. The recent and drastic loss of kelp and certain sea star species is having a dramatic effect on California's rocky reef ecosystem, particularly in northern California.




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In February, Mia Mascarinas-Green was assassinated in front of her 3 young children on the way to drop them off at school.




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Don't miss your chance to win a free spot on a Biosphere Expeditions' coral reef conservation expedition to any one of 3 exotic tropical locations: Oman, the Maldives, or Malaysia!







Who We Are



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

Where We Work



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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