Great Barrier Reef now at severe bleaching temperatures

Great Barrier Reef now at severe bleaching temperatures

The Great Barrier Reef is now at severe bleaching temperatures.   The map below shows the latest Goreau-Hayes HotSpot coral bleaching map for the Great Barrier Reef.    Areas in yellow and orange are above the bleaching threshold. The severity of...

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Captive dolphin pollution impacts in Discovery Bay, Jamaica

Captive dolphin pollution impacts in Discovery Bay, Jamaica

Thomas J. F. Goreau President, Global Coral Reef Alliance   Discovery Bay is the site of the world’s longest and most detailed scientific studies of coral reef change, going back about 65 years. I have personally been involved in research at Discovery Bay Marine...

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GCRA 2019 Winter Solstice Report

GCRA 2019 Winter Solstice Report

Thomas J. F. Goreau, PhD President, Global Coral Reef Alliance Happy Winter Solstice! Throughout 2019 GCRA continued to work with grassroots local marine environmental protection and sustainable management groups all around the world to maintain existing Biorock...

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In Memoriam – Dr. Norman Myers

In Memoriam – Dr. Norman Myers

Dr. Tom Goreau, President of GCRA is sad to note the death of a greatly valued colleague and environmental hero, Dr. Norman Myers, of Oxford University, one of the world’s pioneering experts on species extinction, conservation, deforestation, and impacts of climate...

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Corals reefs will be executed by US government policies

Corals reefs will be executed by US government policies

Thomas J. F. Goreau, PhD President, Global Coral Reef Alliance Corals reefs worldwide will be deliberately murdered by today’s announcement of the US government’s withdrawal from international agreements to limit climate change. This comes 30 years after it was shown...

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In memoriam – Rani Morrow-Wuigk

In memoriam – Rani Morrow-Wuigk

Thomas J. F. Goreau, PhD President, Global Coral Reef Alliance The Global Coral Reef Alliance, Biorock Indonesia, and Yayasan Karang Lestari are very deeply saddened to announce the death of Rani Morrow-Wuigk. Rani loved Bali, and she especially loved diving and...

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Bahamas hurricane destruction

Bahamas hurricane destruction

Abaco and Grand Bahama have just been devastated by the Atlantic hurricane with the strongest winds recorded at landfall. The local fishermen have lived there since the 1700s and are used to surviving hurricanes every year, but they have never seen damage from wave...

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Stephen Attis – In Memoriam

Stephen Attis – In Memoriam

  The Global Coral Reef Alliance is deeply saddened to report the loss of the head of Vone Research “Diving for Science”. Steve led the heroic crew that built, installed, and maintained the Biorock coral reef at Lauderdale By The Sea.   He was an...

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Biorock™ Coral Ark grows elkhorn in Jamaica

Biorock™ Coral Ark grows elkhorn in Jamaica

Elkhorn coral, Acropora palmata, was the most common coral in shallow Jamaican and Caribbean reefs in the early 1950s until the corals were killed from sewage pollution, global warming, soil erosion, and new diseases. Now it is locally extinct almost everywhere around...

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Recharging Indonesian marine biodiversity

Recharging Indonesian marine biodiversity

Thomas J. F. Goreau, PhDPresident, Global Coral Reef AllianceScientific Advisor, Biorock Indonesia Indonesia has the largest and most biodiverse coral reefs, mangroves, and seagrasses of any country in the world. Sadly, all are under severe pressure. Around 95% of the...

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Biorock beach regeneration expands

Biorock beach regeneration expands

Thomas J. F. Goreau, PhDPresident, Global Coral Reef AllianceScientific Advisor, Biorock Indonesia The severely eroded beach at Pulau Gangga Resort, North Sulawesi, Indonesia that was naturally regenerated at record rates with Biorock Anti Wave (BAW) reefs (Goreau...

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Happy Winter Solstice! 2018 GCRA activities report

Happy Winter Solstice! 2018 GCRA activities report

by Thomas J. F. Goreau, PhD, President, Global Coral Reef Alliance BARONG & RANGDA, Biorock sculpture of the quintessential Balinese myth of the struggle between good and evil, installed December 14 2018 in honor of late Balinese ecotourism pioneer Agung Prana....

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Updates on Biorock Ambon project

Updates on Biorock Ambon project

Today the Biorock Indonesia team, led by Komang Astika and Sandhi Raditya, placed the three new Biorock reefs installed yesterday under power in the Inner Ambon Bay. All are now working, along with the 5 Biorock reefs previously installed, a church, a mosque and the...

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Ninety years of change on the Great Barrier Reef

Ninety years of change on the Great Barrier Reef

By Tom Goreau   Ninety years ago the Cambridge University Great Barrier Reef Expedition at Low Isle laid the foundations of modern coral research.    The Global Coral Reef Alliance team has just spent the week with a Canadian documentary film crew...

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Biorock brings corals back in Ambon

Biorock brings corals back in Ambon

The corals of Ambon, in the Moluccas of Eastern Indonesia, were made famous by some of the greatest Natural Historians who ever lived.   In the 1600s Georg Eberhard Rumpf, better known as Rumphius, described hundreds of new species of Ambonese plants and marine...

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Coral growth after one month on new Cozumel Biorock reefs

Coral growth after one month on new Cozumel Biorock reefs

These photos, taken by Torcuato Pulido Mantas in early July 2018, show typical examples of very healthy coral growth after just one month on new Biorock reefs in Cozumel, Mexico. The corals shown were naturally damaged and were rescued from dying when transplanted...

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New Biorock coral reefs in Grenada

New Biorock coral reefs in Grenada

  Nine new Biorock reefs were installed on June 25th and placed under power on the next day by the Global Coral Reef Alliance (GCRA), the Grenada Coral Reef Foundation (GCRF), and students and fishermen from the community at Gouyave, Grenada. In the following two...

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