Caribbean reef managers participate in Pacific Learning Exchange

From March 10-14, 2014, thirty managers (four from the Caribbean and twenty-six from Guam) participated in the Adapting to Changing Climate Workshop held in Tumon, Guam.

Locations: Caribbean, Pacific

Map of 87 MPAs studied by the authors (from Edgar et al. 2014).
Interview with Dr. Graham Edgar

Dr. Graham Edgar and his 24 co-authors recently stirred up the marine conservation world with their article, “Global conservation outcomes depend on marine protected areas five key features”. In this article, they review 87 MPAs at 964 sites (in 40 countries) around the world using data generated by the authors and trained recreational divers.

Understanding coral reef resilience in Tobago

Jahson Berhane Alemu I (a participant in our 2010 Training of Trainers Workshop) and co-author Ysharda Clement recently published the paper “Mass Coral Bleaching in 2012 in the Southern Caribbean”. For 6 months, they monitored approximately 650 colonies (composed of 30 taxa) at three sites across Tobago during a bleaching event in 2010.

Locations: Caribbean, Global

Year when Degree Heating Weeks exceed 8 at least two times in the following decade under Representative Concentration Pathway 2.6.
Tool shows future predictions of bleaching and acidification

A new Google Earth tool contains the most recent projections of coral bleaching and ocean acidification for all coral reef areas.

Locations: Global

Managing coral reefs in the face of acidification

In “Preparing to manage coral reefs for ocean acidification: lessons from coral bleaching,” Dr. Elizabeth McLeod and her co-authors discuss how management strategies designed to address coral bleaching can be modified to address the impacts of ocean acidification.

Locations: Global