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The Transect Line - November 2007
1st Reef Check Ocean Festival Held in Malibu
Santa Ana winds weren’t strong enough to keep anyone away from the Reef Check Ocean Festival and “Surf’s Up” screening, held October 6 at Malibu Bluffs Park. The event hosted a variety of activities for children and adults alike, including special appearances by Cody the penguin, starfish, sharks, and even a komodo dragon!
Shop Online and Support Reef Check!
We would like to introduce a new and very simple way you can help us. Reef Check has teamed up with YellowBrickMall.com, an online shopping mall that donates a percentage of online sales back to us. You can help by linking to and purchasing from any of the hundreds of national online merchants shown on our page on the YellowBrickMall.com site: www.yellowbrickmall.com/reefcheck.php

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Reef Check California
Reef Check California Announces 2008 Training Dates

Here’s your next chance to become a Reef Check California certified diver! The training dates for 2008 have been released; sign up today to reserve your spot!


RC California Survey Teams Wrap Up 2007 Monitoring Season

Volunteer survey teams along the coast of California have spent the last month wrapping up a very successful year of monitoring. Here are just a few of the activities from the month of October:
San Diego Fall Survey
Los Angeles Survey Extravaganza and Diver Appreciation Day
Nor/Cen Cal celebrates with an End-of-Season BBQ

International Year of the Reef Update
International Year of the Reef Update
The International Year of the Reef is building a lot of momentum, and 2008 is not even here yet! Click here for an update on the DEMA show, messaging materials, and the official IYOR song!

Over 6200 ocean lovers from over 115 countries have signed – have you?

Click here to sign the International Declaration of Reef Rights

Click here to find out what others around the world are saying about the International Declaration of Reef Rights

Reef Check Teams in Action
Chicago City Day School students do Reef Check in the Bahamas
For the past five years, students from the Chicago City Day School (CCDS) have participated in an expedition culminating in a Reef Check Survey at the Bimini Islands in the Bahamas.  This summer, two teams of dedicated middle school students from CCDS conducted separate Reef Check surveys of Turtle Rocks, a shallow reef in Bimini. 

KPMG Gets Reef Check Certified in Malaysia