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The IPCC recommends coral restoration

Rising ocean temperatures Oceans take up 71% of the surface of the Earth. They are essential to climate regulation because of their exchange with the…

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Climate change as experienced by corals

  Reef bleaching / Photography at the discretion of XL Catlin Seaview Survey   Coral reefs are home to a remarkable biodiversity and are under…

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Coral reef recruitment on the Great Barrier Reef affected by global warming

During the last global bleaching event (2014-2017), portrayed as the most spectacular in terms of intensity, duration and extent, the Great Barrier Reef lost more…

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Coral adaptation to climate change

The oceanic heat waves are getting closer and closer together. Over the last two decades, we have had four! Unfortunately, 2016 and 2017 were brutal…

Coral Guardian

Interview with Imaculada, our English teacher

Hi Imaculada! Can you present yourself briefly? Hi! I am Imaculada T.M.K. Hane. I am from Indonesia- flores. I live in Labuan-Bajo and I am an English…

Coral reefs

Corallivory in coral reefs

Molluscs, reef fishes, echinoderms, crustaceans and annelids – who are these corallivores and which roles do they play in coral reefs? During his expeditions aboard…

Coral biology

8 surprising facts about corals

In addition to being a food resource for more than 500 million people, a habitat for 25% of marine biodiversity, coastal protection in more than…

Coral Guardian

Colombia, a new horizon

Vladimir, our project manager, was in Colombia this summer for Coral Guardian. He tells you why this new direction in South America. Vladimir, why did…

Coral reef conservation

How rat density alters coral reef productivity

In tropical areas, the invasive rats decimate seabird populations. These latter play a key role in the functioning of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, such as…

Coral reef conservation

Coral Reef Protection: where do we stand?

Wednesday 4 July 2018 saw the handover of the presidency of the ICRI (International Coral Reef Initiative) secretariat from France to the Principality of Monaco,…

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Coral reef growth affected by sea level rise

Already weakened by local damages (overfishing, pollution, coastal development) and global damages (rising surface water temperatures and acidification of the marine environment), coral reefs face…

Coral Guardian

From coral to reef, a jewel in danger

During Monaco Ocean Week 2018, which took place from 8 to 14 April, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco inaugurated the exhibition “From coral to reef:…