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People and ecosystems

Understanding of the links between coral reef ecosystems, the goods and services they provide to people, and the wellbeing of human societies.

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Ecosystem dynamics: past, present and future

Examining the multi-scale dynamics of reefs, from population dynamics to macroevolution

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Responding to a changing world

Advancing the fundamental understanding of the key processes underpinning reef resilience.

Coral Bleaching

Coral Bleaching

Coral Reef Studies

ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
James Cook University Townsville
Queensland 4811 Australia

Phone: 61 7 4781 4000
Email: info@coralcoe.org.au

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http://coralreef.noaa.gov/education/outreach/
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is an agency of the United States Department of Commerce. It conducts environmental research. The mission of NOAA is to understand and predict changes in the Earth’s environment and conserve and manage coastal and marine resources.

http://www.coris.noaa.gov/
NOAA’s Coral Reef Information System (CoRIS) was launched in 2002 as a single point of access to NOAA’s coral reef information and data products. The links include resources for students interested in learning more about reefs as well as lesson plans and other useful information for educators.

http://www.seaworld.org/infobooks/Coral/home.html
SeaWorld/Busch Gardens Animal Information Database. A clear and concise website covering the biology of coral and coral reefs, with good illustrations.

http://www.mesa.edu.au/sites/coral_reefs.asp
The Marine Education Society of Australasia, MESA, provides a forum for the sharing of ideas to facilitate the development of leading environmental education and interpretation programs with a coastal and marine focus. MESA also promotes the sustainable use of marine and coastal environments through education.

http://www.coralfilm.com/about.html
Provides a good overview of Coral Reefs. It has good teacher resources.

http://oceanworld.tamu.edu/index.html
A joint venture between NASA/JPL and the Texas A&M Department of Oceanography, USA
It focuses on Oceanography but also has lots of good information on fishes and reefs. A wonderful resource for those tough to answer questions about the oceans.

http://www.australianmuseum.net.au/Fishes
The Australian museum fish site. Identify a fish, fish movie clips and FAQ about fish.

http://www.coralsee.org/index.htm
An introductory guide to Acropora coral identification designed by 2 of the world’s leading coral taxonomists. This simple interactive site is fun and easy to use. There’s also a worldwide Acropora identification Key that allows users to identify Acorpora corals online.

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Coral Reef Studies

ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
James Cook University Townsville
Queensland 4811 Australia

Phone: 61 7 4781 4000
Email: info@coralcoe.org.au