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How many of your friends own a home aquarium with tropical fish? It is a popular home hobby and over 10 million Americans own an aquarium. When Finding Dory, the sequel to the film Finding Nemo was released this week,




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Please join the Reef Check Foundation on Thursday, September 15th to celebrate the reefs, oceans and Reef Check's 20th Anniversary! Reef Check's 2016 Save the Reefs, Save the Oceans Gala will be on the beach at the Jonathan Beach Club




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Since February, Reef Check Australia teams have been out to more than 40 sites along the Queensland Coast and on Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia. You can see what our teams witnessed out in the field throughout Queensland with our field




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In April 2016, the Dive Persia Training Center organized an EcoDiver Course on Kish Island, Iran with the support of the Kish Free Zone Organization, Kish Environmental Organization and Kish Seashell Diving Academy. As part of an effort to train




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Biosphere Expeditions is excited to announce that the 2015 Maldives coral reef & whale shark report is now available.




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Reef Check Italia is pleased to announce the release of their latest paper entitled: Diving for science - science for diving: volunteer scuba divers support science and conservation in the Mediterranean Sea, published in the journal Aquatic Conservation: Marine and




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Join Reef Check and Alexis Bittar on June 16th in Venice for an exclusive fundraising event benefiting Reef Check




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Reef Check is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds needed to reach remote areas of the California coast for monitoring. Please consider donating to our 2016 Assessment of California's Remote Marine Ecosystems.




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The Pacific seahorse, Hippocampus ingens, is currently listed as a vulnerable species by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species and with a size of about 12 inches, it is one of the




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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.


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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.
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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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