Coral reefs need
Knowledge is power! Learn about coral reefs—why they are so important, the threats face, and what YOU can do to help. Keep scrolling to learn more.
Coral reefs are in decline worldwide
Stressed corals often expel the photosynthetic algae that provide them food, causing them to “bleach” and turn ghostly white. If things don’t change the corals will starve and die. But growing knowledge about why reefs bleach and die is rapidly turning into solutions that could help protect and even restore these critical ecosystems that support ocean and human health.
Become a reef ally
7 ways you can be reef-safe
Choose reef-safe personal care products
Take care while boating and diving
Reduce your carbon footprint
Support sustainable fishing
Support ocean-friendly tourism
Avoid single-use plastic
Show your support
Coral reefs need our help. You can give reefs a chance by spreading the word about what you can do, supporting critical ocean science and engineering, wearing coral merchandise, and staying informed.
7 essential reef species
Healthy coral reefs are magnets for marine life and provide nourishment and shelter for thousands of marine species. Meet seven species that rely on reefs–and that reefs rely on as well.
Test your knowledge
Put your cnidarian knowledge to the test and find out what you know about coral reefs and their critical role in natural world.