monitoring

Nov. 30/11

A researcher’s perspective by Christine Ward-Paige


As a scuba diver and marine biologist, my research uses scuba divers observations from around the world as a non-destructive way of gathering information on shark and ray populations (www.eShark.org). Recently, we assessed the value of such observations for analyzing trends in shark abundance and distribution.

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May. 31/11

Use this training resource to teach, dive and certify students in coral monitoring and data collection. Educate students about coral reef impacts such as coral bleaching; provide knowledge and skills to identify coral health; and record data and demonstrate how to execute dives using the Coral Health Chart.