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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!




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In a first for Reef Check French Polynesia, students from the University of French Polynesia were recently introduced to Reef Check monitoring as part of their marine ecology curriculum.




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Book your spot today to enjoy nine days of training and dives on Reef Check Italia's EcoExpedition to Bangka, Indonesia.




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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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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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