A flexible set of activities and lesson plans introducing coral reef science and the methods scientists are currently using to study and conserve coral reefs. Activities employ real world coral reef data sets and publications in an accessible way that enables students to become the observers, researchers, and scientific communicators addressing topics like biodiversity, species interdependence, population interactions, climate and human impacts on the environment.
Roxane Boonstra, Dive and Volunteer Coordinator at Coral Restoration Foundation, explains the plight of the Florida Reef Tract over recent decades and how the world’s largest reef restoration organization uses coral nurseries and coral gardening techniques to bring the reefs back to life.
Our Ocean Expert Exchange (OEE) live webinar series features experts in marine science and technology, geared towards audiences of all ages.
After Category 5 Hurricane Dorian barreled through the Bahamas in September 2019, researchers from Perry Institute for Marine Science and partner organizations surveyed reef sites in the affected areas of Grand Bahama Island and Abaco.
Researchers conducted Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assessments (AGRRA) at several dive sites throughout the Abacos and Northwest Bahamas, including some new survey sites that have never been explored before.
For two days, an army of ocean lovers set out into the ocean to actively restore coral reefs. Recreational scuba divers joined experienced coral restoration practitioners from the Coral Restoration Foundation™ (CRF) to physically outplant critically endangered corals onto degraded reefs. ANGARI Foundation joined these efforts as an Ecosystem Sponsor for the event, and R/V ANGARI served as a dive platform and the primary vessel for transporting corals between nursery and planting sites.
Researchers onboard R/V ANGARI traveled to the Bahamas to assess coral reef health by conducting Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assessments (AGRRA) at several dive sites near South Abaco and East Grand Bahama, including some new survey sites that have never been explored before. The team completed hundreds of surveys of corals, reef fish, and more.
Researchers from NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program came aboard R/V ANGARI to survey several long-term environmental monitoring sites in the Dry Tortugas National Park, which is part of the NOAA Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
A film crew joined National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (UM) scientists scientists aboard R/V ANGARI to capture the variety of scientific methods used to study the health and fate of coral reefs for ANGARI Foundation's new 360/VR film.
Researchers from the Perry Institute for Marine Science conducted field research from R/V ANGARI at various sites throughout The Bahamas, completing hundreds of underwater surveys to examine coral health, fish abundance, and more.