Reef Check’s Kelp Forest Restoration Project
is Front Page News!

The August 12, 2021 edition of the San Francisco Chronicle featured Reef Check and its North Coast kelp restoration project on the front page, in a story titled ‘Nursing ailing kelp forests back to life’. Click here to read the full article.

Reef Check Becomes an AAUS Organizational Member

Reef Check is now an organizational member of AAUS (American Academy of Underwater Sciences)! Being an AAUS member makes it easier for scientific divers from other institutions to dive on Reef Check projects and for Reef Check divers to potentially help with research outside of Reef Check, fostering collaboration between Reef Check and the larger scientific diving community.

An Open Letter to World Leaders: Reef Check Joins Blue Carbon Effort

Our ocean is the blue beating heart of our planet, but we are putting it under pressure like never before. This year, national governments have the chance to protect our ocean at the key climate talks in Glasgow. Join Reef Check, other NGOs, celebrities and scientific experts to send a clear message to world leaders: protect blue carbon! Sign the letter here to tell world leaders to stand up for the oceans.

Video Spotlight:
Blue Carbon

The ocean supports our climate system and ensures that our planet remains habitable: It is the “blue heart” of our earth. As noted in the article above, Reef Check has joined the “protect blue carbon” call for governments around the world to recognize the ocean’s crucial role in the fight against the climate crisis.

Reef Check Malaysia Talks Reef Resilience (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this article series, Reef Check Malaysia suggested that one approach to conserving reefs is to support resilience to maintain ecosystem services. One way to do this is to reduce our impacts on nature, but how does this affect the livelihoods of communities associated with reefs? If we want healthy oceans, we also have to look after the interests of the local communities who depend on the ocean. It is essential to manage the related economic factors – jobs and food security – if we want local support for conservation measures.

Yakumi Global Fund to Benefit Reef Check

Yakumi, the premium, fast-casual sushi concept located in Burbank, California recently announced the launch of the Yakumi Global Fund, of which Reef Check has been chosen as its inaugural charity partner. Reef Check shares the commitment of the Yakumi Global Fund to ensure a sustainable and healthy future for our reefs and oceans, and we look forward to being able to do even more to monitor the health of our ocean here in California and all over the world.

Buddy Breathing Partner: Bamboo Reef Scuba Diving Centers

Reef Check’s conservation work wouldn’t be possible without the help of our wonderful Buddy Breathing program partners. These California dive shops provide vital support for our volunteers and mission, allowing us to get in the water and get it done. One of them is Bamboo Reef Scuba Diving Centers, a great dive shop based in San Francisco and Monterey.

Reef Check in the News

After mystery sea star die-off, could captive breeding rebalance California’s underwater forests? – National Geographic

Estudio revela discapacidad en pescadores artesanales por malas prácticas de buceo – Diario Libre (Dominican Republic, in Spanish)

Nursing ailing kelp forests back to life – San Francisco Chronicle

Humans wielding hammers take on long unchecked urchins, acting like predators. – Monterey County Weekly (California, USA)

Protecting the coral reefs of Pulau Tioman – The Vibes (Malaysia)

Confessions of a Real-Life Entrepremer! – InDepth

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