We established a pilot ocean-based coral nursery to regenerate coral reefs on the Great Barrier Reef at Fitzroy Island, near Cairns. Cuttings of corals that survived the two recent bleaching events (pictures above) were harvested from a nearby reef and attached to 10 coral tree frames, which accelerates the growth of the corals.
The first generation of corals has been re-planted on a nearby damaged reef and the second generation of corals is being grown to continue this process. This solution has been proven overseas and adapted to the Great Barrier Reef.
This process of coral regrowth mimics nature and accelerates the growth process to enable reefs to recover from bleaching and cyclone damage faster. We are working to establish a second coral nursery at another high-value reef site on the outer Great Barrier Reef off Cairns.Learn More Donate Now!
We have delivered skills development and training to over 300 early career scientists and conservationists. The SASC team are as passionate about field and academic training as we are about sharks. As such we developed the Shark Academy – our formal skills development and training division. We work with students who love sharks and the ocean. We help develop the skills and tools you need to pursue a career in marine science.
The Shark Academy focuses on field, lab and dive training. We also help with academic growth through educational workshops and professional portfolio development. The Interns and Volunteers who join the Shark Academy become a critical part of the SASC research team, contributing to our scientific efforts to help save sharks. If you are looking for an incredible study abroad opportunity that will help you stand out from the crowd, check out the Shark Academy today.Learn More Donate Now!
Oceana seeks to make our oceans more biodiverse and abundant by winning policy victories in the countries that govern much of the world's marine life.
Oceana, founded in 2001, is the largest international advocacy organization focused solely on ocean conservation. Our offices around the world work together to win strategic, directed campaigns that achieve measurable outcomes that will help make our oceans more bio diverse and abundant.
Oceans cover 71 percent of the globe, and they are as important to us as they are vast. Our oceans are home to most of the life on our planet and play a central role in the world's natural systems, like regulating our climate and absorbing carbon dioxide. They provide livelihoods to countless fishermen and others around the world. They also feed hundreds of millions of people and have the capacity to provide a healthy seafood meal to a billion people, every day. Unfortunately, the oceans are in trouble — scientists report that the amount of fish caught from the oceans began declining — for the first time in recorded history — just a few decades ago. Fortunately, we know how to fix things. Science-based fishery management — which establishes science-based catch limits, reduces bycatch and protects habitat — is helping the oceans rebound and recover where it is established. Oceana is dedicated to advocating for science-based fishery management and restoring the world's oceans.Learn More Donate Now!
Great Barrier Reef Legacy is an innovative leader in collaborative coral reef research expeditions, education, stewardship and multi-media engagement. A not-for-profit social enterprise, Great Barrier Reef Legacy was created to address the urgent need to secure the long-term survival of the Great Barrier Reef and coral reefs world-wide.
Legacy builds on the experience and models of Undersea Explorer and Eye to Eye Marine Encounters – delivering marine research and tourism expeditions, innovative citizen science, outstanding wildlife encounters and world-class documentaries.
Through public, private and corporate funding, Great Barrier Reef Legacy brings together the best scientific minds, talented educators and communicators and inventive multimedia specialists creating positive and lasting outcomes for our environment.Learn More Donate Now!
The Marine Conservation Society, Seychelles, incorporating the Shark Research Institute Seychelles, is a non-membership, non-governmental organization. MCSS was founded in 1997 by local divers and conservationists to address perceived problems of coral reef degradation due to Crown of Thorns starfish and anchor damage and to formalize a long-term scientific monitoring program for whale sharks, first set-up in 1996.
The aims of the MCSS are to improve the conservation of marine eco-systems through scientific, management, educational and training programs.
These aims are accomplished by the facilitation of projects through the organization of volunteers , raising of finances and the provision of facilities and equipment. Many of the projects are carried out cooperatively with other organizations or government bodiesDonate Now Donate Now!
Through conferences, interactions with the public and schools, we educate adults and children about coral reefs, why they are important, and the threats they face.The children are the future. Therefore, it is our job to raise awareness not only adults, but the youth. The reef on our island home, Moorea, has been heavily impacted. Through coral gardening, we are contributing to restoring it by planting healthy coral fragments back onto the reef.Learn More Donate Now!