Coral-List International ForumThe Coral-List listserver provides a forum for Internet discussions and announcements pertaining to coral reef ecosystem research, conservation, and education. The list is primarily for use by coral reef ecosystem researchers, scientists and educators, but is open to everybody.

Gray LiteratureThe Coral Literature Education and Outreach (CLEO) project provides easy access to gray literature on coral reef environments near the ICON/CREWS monitoring stations.

Quotations"If enough species are extinguished, will the ecosystems collapse, and will the extinction of most other species follow soon afterward?" (E. O. Wilson)

The Coral Literature, Education and Outreach (CLEO) project leverages techniques developed at NOAA/AOML under the Explorer of the Seas, and several CHAMP Programs.

The Educational Modules below have been developed primarily for middle school classes. Each module consists of three segments: background information (science behind the instrument), classroom experiment (experiment to test parameter instrument measures), and teacher's section (describes the Educational Objectives / National Science Standards, Preliminary Activities / Demonstrations, Suggestions for teaching the concept, and Follow-up or Extension Activities for the class.).

Educational Modules

Coral Spawning

Coral Spawning

Coral Bleaching

Coral Bleaching

brain coral and sea fan, FKNMS

Effects of CO2 on Coral Reefs

 

Coral Reefs of the WorldsCoral Reefs of the World

These maps, from the book Coral Reefs of the World by Susan M. Wells, are posted with permission of the publishers IUCN Conservation Monitoring Center and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

UNEP/IUCN (1988). Coral Reefs of the World. Volume 1: Atlantic and Eastern Pacific. UNEP Regional Seas Directories and Bibliographies. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, U.K./UNEP, Nairobi, Kenya. ISBN: 2-88032-943-4.

UNEP/IUCN (1988). Coral Reefs of the World. Volume 2: Indian Ocean, Red Sea and Gulf. UNEP Regional Seas Directories and Bibliographies. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, U.K./UNEP, Nairobi, Kenya. ISBN: 2-88032-944-2.

UNEP/IUCN (1988). Coral Reefs of the World. Volume 3: Central and Western Pacific. UNEP Regional Seas Directories and Bibliographies. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, U.K./UNEP, Nairobi, Kenya. ISBN: 2-88032-945-0.

Click on one of the below volumes to view coral reef maps for that region...