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By September 30th, NOAA models indicated that Hurricane Matthew would likely bash the western end of Haiti where six Reef Check staff are based in the city of Les Cayes. With measured wind speeds of 164 mph (264 kph), Matthew




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The Reef Check Foundation seeks a Regional Manager to help maintain and grow our rocky-reef ecosystem monitoring program in Southern California. This is a full-time leadership position that will entail extensive travel for training and dive surveys throughout Southern California




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The morning after a wonderful evening celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Reef Check Foundation, Reef Check Board Member Chris Glaeser, Reef Check Executive Director Dr. Gregor Hodgson and I set out to Catalina Island with our Gala Honorees for a




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On the evening of August 29th, 2016, a group of 22 divers boarded the Conception of the Truth Aquatics Fleet in Santa Barbara, prepared to spend the next three days counting fish, invertebrates, and algae and doing substrate characterization.




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Onatah Outfitters is thrilled to announce that we have selected Reef Check Foundation as our newest ocean conservation pillar organization!




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Biosphere Expeditions, with local partners and The Marine Conservation Society (MCS), has successfully surveyed the effects of the 2016 bleaching event on Maldives reefs. We used Reef Check in our 2016 surveys to provide data on differences between bleaching impacts




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Despite high salinity and water temperatures, even more extreme in the recent El Nino year, Oman's Musandam Peninsula's coral reefs are thriving, according to a recent Reef Check survey conducted by Biosphere Expeditions




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Reef Check Haiti staff are hearing directly from villagers that there is an immediate threat of starvation in many small coastal towns located west of Jeremie, and moving south around the southern peninsula, to Port Salut and Abacou. Many villagers'




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Reef Check honored five 'Heroes of the Reef' for their outstanding ocean conservation contributions at its 20th Anniversary "Save the Reefs, Save the Oceans" gala on the beach in Santa Monica, California on September 15th.




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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

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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