I. Coral Reefs
II. Marine Sanctuaries
I. Coral Reefs
- Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) – Nonprofit to protect coral reefs, among its mission is to ensure sustainable fisheries to sustain healthy reef ecosystems.
- Global Coral Reef Alliance (GCRA) – US-based nonprofit coalition with a page on “Reef Issues.”
- Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN) – Organization that is “an informal partnership between Nations and organizations which strives to preserve coral reefs and related ecosystems around the world.”
- Great Barrier Reef Foundation – Nonprofit that funds “priority projects that help protect and restore the Great Barrier Reef and build its resilience in the face of major threats.”
- Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) – Australian Government
- Guam Division of Aquatic & Wildlife – Government of Guam information on Guam’s Coral Reef Initiative.
- Hawaii Coral Reef Network – Organization dedicated to coral reef resources, composed of state and non-governmental agencies.
- International Coral Reef Action Network (ICRAN) – Organization that works with others in protecting the coral reefs.
- New Jersey Reefers Club (NJRC) – US-based nonprofit for coral reef conservation.
- Reef Ball Foundation – US-based nonprofit using “Reef Balls,” artificial reef modules placed in the ocean to form reef habitats, to protect the natural reef system.
- ReefBase – Project at the headquarters of the WorldFish Center in Penang, Malaysia, ReefBase links to directory of photos, publications and maps.
- Reef Check Foundation – International nonprofit dedicated to tropical coral reefs and California rocky reefs.
- Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) – US-based nonprofit dedicated to educating others about marine ecosystems.
- Reef Relief – US-based nonprofit membership organization dedicated to protecting the coral reef ecosystem.
- SaveNature.Org – US-based nonprofit with an Adopt A Reef program.
- Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) – US-based nonprofit’s page on coral reefs.
- XL Catlin Seaview Survey – Organization devoted to scientific study of the coral reef systems.
- January 2018, Science Magazine Vol 359, Issue 6371 – Spatial and temporal patterns of mass bleaching of corals in the Anthropocene
II. Marine Sanctuaries
- Office of National Marine Sanctuaries / NOAA – “The network includes a system of 13 national marine sanctuaries and Papahānaumokuākea and Rose Atoll marine national monuments.”
- Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary – Marine sanctuary off the coast of Santa Barbara and Ventura counties in California.
- Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary – Point Reyes Station, CA, Wildlife Watching.
- Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary – “The shoreward boundary of the sanctuary is the mean high-water mark, essentially meaning that once you set foot in Keys waters, you have entered the sanctuary.”
- Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary – “It is the only sanctuary site located in the Gulf of Mexico.”
- Gerry E. Studds Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary – The marine sanctuary’s headquarters are located in Scituate, Mass.
- Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary – Online site for largest near-shore “live-bottom” reefs of the southeastern US in Georgia.
- Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary (GFNMS) – The public Visitor Center on Crissy Field in the Presidio of San Francisco.
- Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary – The Sanctuary Visitor Center is in Kihei, Maui.
- Monitor National Marine Sanctuary (MNMS) – “On January 30, 1975, the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary (MNMS) was designated our nation’s first national marine sanctuary.” Newport News, Virginia.
- Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS) – California marine sanctuary for whale watching, wildlife viewing, tide pooling and kayaking.
- National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa – “NOAA co-manages the sanctuary with the American Samoa Government and works closely with communities adjacent to the sanctuary, all within the context of Samoan cultural traditions and practices.”
- Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary – Washington state marine sanctuary includes rocky reef habitats.
- Papahnaumokukea Marine National Monument – Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument with extensive coral reefs.
- Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary – Marine sanctuary in Alpena, Michigan, with an online page about shipwrecks.