December 21, 2021

2021 Year in Review

2021 collage

It is hard to believe that it is already time to reflect on the past year. Despite the continued complications from the lingering pandemic, 2021 was a great year for Reef Check and we owe that to you- our global community of volunteers, donors, and partners.

We hope you will take a moment to read through some of the highlights below and know that none of this would have been possible without you. From Coral Reefs to Kelp Forests, you have made a tremendous impact on the health of oceans all over the world.

2021 Successes:


Coral Reef Program

  • Published paper in Science suggesting that local management and conservation can reduce the amount of algae growing on coral reefs and help corals survive bleaching events caused by global warming
  • Contributed to the Status of Coral Reefs of the World Report: 2020, which describes the status and trends of coral reefs worldwide

Kelp Forest Program

Education Program

  • Developed a Scholarship Fund to increase diversity in science and provide opportunities for participation in Reef Check programs
  • Held first Dive Into Science SCUBA training with participants from the Yaqui tribe in Southern California 

Please help us to continue our work into the future by ending 2021 with a donation to Reef Check. Your generous contributions will enable us to meet the increasing demand for our work. We wish you a happy holiday season and best wishes for a healthy and peaceful new year ahead!