From June 2016 through May 2017 CORAL will be conducting field campaigns in four representative reef areas across the globe: the main Hawaiian Islands, the Great Barrier Reef, Palau and the Mariana Islands. Together, these regions cover wide ranges of reef type, physical forcings, human threats and biodiversity.


Map of CORAL survey regions

CORAL Survey Regions

Coral Facts May 1-22

By Ali Hochberg Fact for the week of May 1, 2016: Despite their importance for human economies and societies, as well as marine ecosystems, coral reefs only cover less than 1% of the ocean floor.  Fact for the week of May 8, 2016: Charles Darwin is credited with...

Traveling to Hawaii

By Ali Hochberg The Operational Readiness Test (ORT) officially begins tomorrow (Monday, June 6), which means that most members of the CORAL team are either already in Hawaii or on their way. Over the course of the next 10 days scientists involved in both the airborne...