About CoralWatch

CoralWatch is a not-for-profit citizen science program based at The University of Queensland working with volunteers worldwide to increase understanding of coral reefs, coral bleaching and climate change.


CoralWatch developed the Coral Health Chart in 2002. The chart standardises changes in coral colours, and provides a simple way for people to quantify coral health and contribute to the CoralWatch global database. The Coral Health Chart is used by dive centres, schools, conservation groups, tourists, and scientists. To get involved simply download a Do-it-Yourself kit, request a Coral Health Chart and you are ready to start monitoring.


CoralWatch also conducts regular workshops for communities, teachers and students, and has developed a range of high quality educational materials such as books, dvd, and curriculum linked lesson plans. Many of these are freely available.
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Bad news: almost no survivors from this year's bleaching event at our newest (dec 2017) near shore, unprotected site, False caye. Only some outplanted prolifera hanging on.

These died since last month: patience please, next month we retrieve the temperture data and soon enter all our survey data, and will share. I do belive our near shore poor water quality may also be a contributing factor..

One bright note: new staghorn genet very near shore, just deep enough to avoid bleaching, you can see previous mortality but plenty live tissue still thriving & not bleaching. So we will keep trying, since nature doesn't give up.

#fragmentsofhope October 2019 bleaching surveys made possible via #WWF

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