The Transect Line – November/December 2018
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Reef Check 2018: Your Help Makes a Difference

Thank you for being part of our Reef Check family and contributing to helping us achieve our goals in education, research and conservation in 2018. We could not do this work without your support, especially at such a critical time in our ocean’s history.

This has been an eventful year at Reef Check. We have grown our education and citizen science programs worldwide and hundreds of volunteers have worked tirelessly for the conservation of reef ecosystems against devastating impacts such as overfishing, pollution and climate change.

We are very grateful to you for contributing to our successes. Click here for a few highlights of what your support has made possible in 2018.

Video Spotlight: Combating Global Climate Change, One Community at a Time

Running through December 31st, Reef Check’s Wish Upon a Sea Star projects focus on the challenge of climate change. We proudly share three projects that show how Reef Check’s citizen scientists are combating climate change, one community and one reef at a time.

Please join us by choosing your favorite projects to support and help us make a difference for current and future generations.

International Society for Reef Studies Issues Updated Consensus Statement on Climate Change

The International Society for Reef Studies, in the International Year of the Reef 2018, calls on nations to implement the Paris Agreement and take the necessary action, by 2030, to keep global warming to a maximum of 1.5°C above the pre-industrial period. If carbon dioxide increase is capped at this level, warming and acidification will still cause widespread destruction of coral reef ecosystems, but some should persist.

Calling All Divers – Competition Prize to Empower You to Take Reef Conservation Action

Biosphere Expeditions, in partnership with the Marine Conservation Society and Reef Check, is offering a free place on a citizen science reef conservation expedition. The winner of this unique competition opportunity can choose from either a project to Musandam (Oman) or the Maldives. Visit to enter. Good luck!

Reef Check in the News

Conservation Spotlight: Reef Check Foundation – SportDiver

Divers fight Mabul seastar infestation – The Star Online (Malaysia)

Clean-up dive at Tioman – New Straits Times (Malaysia)

Help the Kelp alliance looks to the future – The Mendocino Beacon (California, USA)

‘A Miracle Didn’t Happen’ – North Coast Journal (California, USA)

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