2021 Year In Review

Dear Friend of Reef Check,

Season’s greetings to you and your loved ones! 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 linked 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.

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!

Video Spotlight: Exploring the Ecology of Catalina Island’s Temperate Rocky Reefs

In this first presentation in Reef Check’s Seminar Series, SoCal Volunteer Coordinator Dillon Dolinar discusses the ecology of the kelp forests on Catalina Island using data collected by Reef Check volunteers from 2017-2019. The talk is roughly 23 minutes and the rest of the video is the Q&A session.

Examining Local and Global Threats to Reefs with Reef Check Malaysia

In this article, Reef Check Malaysia focuses on threats, both local and global, to coral reefs and other marine ecosystems, and what we can do to eliminate or mitigate the impact of these threats. While there is not as much that local managers can do about global threats, what we can do is to address the local threats, because they are straightforward to fix.

The Seven Colors of Magic: Reef Check San Andrés in Colombia

In Colombia, Corales de Paz invites you to join Reef Check San Andrés for an expedition that joins science and tourism in a paradise destination. Enjoy meaningful diving and get to know new people, who just as you, are driven to monitor and conserve these underwater coral gardens.

Reef Check in the News

5ème Aire Marine Éducative de La Réunion : Des marmailles engagés dans un projet éco-citoyen – Zinfos 974 (Réunion, in French)

Reef Check 2021 finds corals in healthy and stable condition – The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Press Release

Meet the Tioman ‘ghostbusters’, a group of passionate islanders who are taking marine conservation into their own hands – Malay Mail (Malaysia)

Sunshine Coast – State of our Region: time to reflect, connect and celebrate – Mirage News (Australia)

Prestige Malaysia 40 Under 40 2021: Championing sustainability and eco-conservation (Alvin Chelliah) – Prestige

Sea urchins v kelp: the fight for California’s marine life – The Economist

For more, visit www.reefcheck.org/press/