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Coral Reefs cover less than 2% of the ocean floor but support 25% of all marine life. They are the most biologically diverse ecosystems on earth, and also one of the most threatened. All over the world reefs are in decline, and scientists with the UN estimate that all could be lost as soon as 2050.
Have you ever wondered where statistics like these come from, or what can be done to help?
This is the basis of our Reef Conservation Program (RCP), encompassing both research and restoration. Research is the only way to get a true idea of what the problems are and what needs to be done to alleviate them. After the problem has been identified it can be stopped and restoration activities can take place. In the RCP we give people from all over the world an opportunity to learn techniques that support local efforts and can be brought to other areas of the world. This fun and informative course is ery rewarding and gives participants a hands-on approach to learning skills that change the way they think and dive. In our course, students learn to dive, learn about coral reef ecosystems, then participate in our ecological monitoring program, Biorock coral restoration, mid-water coral nurseries, and many other projects going on all the time.