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Reef Check is proud to be one of the partners of this unique film festival, launched by KCET public television in Los Angeles and the independent satellite network Link TV




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The Board of Directors of Reef Check Foundation is excited to welcome Dr. Jan Freiwald as its new Executive Director.




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Reef Check attended the UK launch of the International Year of the Reef 2018 (IYOR) by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. By giving a rousing speech about the coral reef crisis, HRH The Prince of Wales gave a




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Long-time Reef Check Caribbean Coordinators Jim Hewlett and Arun "Izzy" Madisetti, along with Reef Check Executive Director Dr. Gregor Hodgson and a group of four student volunteers, recently surveyed the reefs of Nevis and Dominica to determine the effects of




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2018 has been declared the third International Year of the Reef (IYOR). The timing is perfect to increase awareness of the value of coral reefs, threats to their health and to promote conservation, research and management efforts on a global




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The Reef Check Foundation is seeking a mid-career coral reef entrepreneur to run its Tropical Program that is focused on coral reef conservation.




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Sign up now for one of our 2018 Reef Check California training classes, offered at eight locations across the state! Already been trained? Be sure to sign up for a recertification class near you to be ready for the survey




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Coral reefs are in crisis and require large-scale management, according to research studies presented at the recent European Coral Reef Symposium. Reef Check Maldives Coordinator Dr. Jean-Luc Solandt shares the key points of the conference.




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Win a place to join a unique SCUBA diving coral reef conservation expedition to Oman, the Maldives or Malaysia with Biosphere Expeditions, Marine Conservation Society and Reef Check!







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



Every year, Reef Check trains thousands of citizen scientist divers who volunteer to survey the health of coral reefs around the world, and rocky reef ecosystems along the entire coast of California. The results are used to improve the management of these critically important natural resources. Reef Check programs provide ecologically sound and economically sustainable solutions to save reefs, by creating partnerships among community volunteers, government agencies, businesses, universities and other nonprofits.
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, over 10,000 surveys have been completed by Reef Check EcoDivers in over 95 countries and territories. Join a team today!


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