Reef Check California 2021 Trainings Open for Registration

Reef Check California’s 2021 training classes are now open for registration, providing five locations across the state to get involved in our kelp forest monitoring program as a citizen scientist diver! Visit for details and to sign up!

Memoirs of a Restoration Technician

After a summer spent monitoring the kelp restoration site in Fort Bragg, California, I noticed something peculiar- a boulder, deposited by a storm, anchoring a fully grown bull kelp; giving me insight into the fascinating journey of a wayward drifter.

Palawan Training Develops Reef Monitoring Team in the Philippines

Atelier Aquatic recently conducted a special COVID-19 lockdown edition EcoDiver training in Sibaltan in the Palawan Province of the Philippines. The new monitoring team will conduct surveys in this vital area currently under threat from destructive fishing practices.

Video Spotlight: 
GoProXReefCheck Playlist

GoPro and Reef Check Malaysia have teamed up to bring 12 amazing episodes about why coral reefs are the silent heroes of the earth and what we can all do to protect them. So far, two episodes are available; follow the playlist to catch them all!

Episode 1 – What Are Coral Reefs?

Episode 2 – Reef Inhabitants

Reef Check in the News

Balancing Classroom and Travel to Engage Young Students
 – Chicago Parent

Conserve the coral reefs or lose them – The Borneo Post

Volunteer Divers Hope to Restore Kelp from the Ground Up – Bay Nature

Twenty-Four Ways to Turn Outdoor Passions Into Citizen Science – Smithsonian Magazine

Sea creatures that scare a marine biologist –

Sime Darby Foundation Backs Global Calls to Turn the Tide on Biodiversity Loss – PRNewswire

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