crcp

  • National Coral Reef Monitoring Program

    National Coral Reef Monitoring ProgramThe National Coral Reef Monitoring Program gauges the status and trends of coral reef health through long-term measurement of key variables.

  • Climate Change

    Climate ChangeClimate change impacts have been identified as one of the greatest global threats to coral reef ecosystems. As temperature rise, mass bleaching, and infectious disease outbreaks are likely to become more frequent.

  • Coastal Pollution

    Coastal PollutionImpacts from land-based sources of pollution (e.g. agriculture, deforestation, storm water, impervious surfaces, coastal development, road construction, and oil and chemical spills) on coral reef ecosystems include increased sedimentation, nutrients, toxins, and pathogen introduction.

  • Fishing Effects

    Fishing EffectsFishing impacts in coral reef areas, when ecologically unsustainable, can lead to the depletion of key functional groups of reef species in many locations, with cascading impacts on coral reef habitats and associated species and ecosystems.