The Transect Line – July/August 2017
Reef Check’s New On-board Marine Science Training Program Launched!
Los Angeles students become marine biologists for the day with our new Educational Marine Biology Adventures with Reef Check (EMBARC) Program.

Join Us September 28 for Our Save the Reefs, Save the Oceans Gala

This exciting event will take place at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica, CA on Thursday, September 28 and will honor Dr. Bill Bushing with the Poseidon Award for his ongoing commitment to the health of our oceans. Dr. Bushing, a graduate of Harvard University and a long-time resident of Catalina Island, has been a tireless marine biology educator and proponent of marine conservation. The evening will feature amazing music, unique auction items, delicious food, complimentary cocktails, and a chance to meet some of the thousands of volunteer Reef Check EcoDivers monitoring reefs worldwide. Please visit to purchase your tickets!

How to Kick-start Marine Conservation in China?

Foundations from China and the US have joined forces to help China’s ocean ecosystems. This Blue Pioneer Program aims to create a pipeline of young Chinese professionals who can apply business principles to solving marine environmental issues.

Happy 10-Year Anniversary to Reef Check Malaysia!

From a small monitoring team to an award-winning organization, Reef Check Malaysia is committed to improving the management of Malaysia’s marine resources.

Maldives Reefs Follow Great Barrier Reef Down Path of Catastrophic Decline

Reef Check surveys during the 8th annual Biosphere Expedition have revealed a shocking decline in the corals that are the foundation of the Maldives archipelago.

Coral Reef Competition Winner Announced, Next One Now Open for Entries

Congratulations to Kelsea Koch, winner of Biosphere Expeditions’ global competition for a place on a coral reef citizen science expedition! This year’s contest has just opened- enter today for your chance to dive in Musandam, the Maldives or Malaysia!

RC Thailand Coordinator Wins Coveted United Nations Award

Congratulations to RC Thailand Coordinator Dr. Suchana “Apple” Chavanich, who recently received the “N.K. Panikkar Medal” from UNESCO- IOC (Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission).

Reef Check Joins Campaign Against Plastic Straws

Reef Check partners with campaign to reduce plastic-straw use – sign the pledge!

Shout Out to Channel Islands Scuba!

Former Board Member Mike Schechter of Channel Islands Scuba recently cleared the decks and came up with a very large box of brand new masks, snorkels and assorted other goodies that will be put to good use with our Haiti Youth Education program. A big THANK YOU to Mike! We run through a lot of gear in our marine biology classes in Haiti so we are always looking for gear that is still in good condition.

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