Coral species are the second most endangered species set on the planet, coming in only behind frogs.

CoralWatch is a non-profit citizen-science organisation based out of the Marshall Lab.  It is a community data gathering and environmental awareness project now in use in more than 80 countries and translated into 12 languages. CoralWatch integrates global monitoring of coral bleaching and reef health with education about coral reef conservation.

A long with the simple “Coral Health Chart” that can be used by children, tourists, students and scientists alike to monitor coral bleaching, CoralWatch have developed a full set of educational tools and resources that are publically available. These educational resources include books, DVD’s, field and classroom activities, and curriculum based lesson-plans for high school students and teachers.  The book “Coral Reefs and Climate Change: the guide for education and awareness” is available in English, Bahasa Indonesia and most recently downloadable as an i-book. Please visit the CoralWatch website for more information and to support this organisation.

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CoralWatch leaders Diana Klein and Angela Dean pictured middle front during a large CoralWatch workshop in Indonesia, March 2014.