Category: Front Page News

Save the Date – March 11, Mesoamerican Reef Data Explorer Platform Launch

Press Release March 11, 2019 In commemoration of the Mesoamerican Reef Day, the Healthy Reefs for Healthy People Initiative (HRI) is launching the brand-new Mesoamerican Reef Data Explorer Platform in collaboration with Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment (AGRRA) where users will be able to visualize over 10 years of reef health data collected, through… Read more »


A message from AMLC This is a final reminder that the poster abstract submission deadline is March 10th! Please visit: to submit your abstract. La fecha límite de póster de AMLC es 10 de marzo. Visita para enviar!!!

New fish species discovered: Striped Hamlet

Striped Hamlet (Hypoplectus liberte), Fort Liberte Bay, Haiti, © Ken Marks 2018

Striped Hamlet (Hypoplectus liberte), Fort Liberte Bay, Haiti, © Ken Marks 2018 In the fall of 2018,   AGRRA Database Manager Ken Marks helped Benjamin Victor describe a new fish species, Striped Hamlet (Hypoplectus liberte) in Fort Liberte Bay on the northern coast of Haiti that had been initially discovered in 2015. While surveying with our… Read more »

Seasons Greetings 2018

  Thank you to all our partners for your continued support and inspiration to help conserve Caribbean coral reef ecosystems. With your collaboration and participation, our collective 2018 accomplishments included:   Challenging this year was the increased incidence of coral disease. Thank you to everyone who has responded so far, and please continue to send us observations and… Read more »

August Update on Coral Disease Outbreak

Update submitted by Judith Lang Florida Background What scientists in Florida now think may be a new coral disease has spread from the Miami-Dade county area to both the northern limit of the Florida reef tract and southwest into the lower Florida Keys. A Disease Advisory Committee has been formed and its teams are drafting… Read more »


                      July 12, 2018 Caribbean-area reef researchers and sport divers should be on the lookout for sites with an unusually high percentage of diseased and recently dead corals. Many of you will have heard that corals in Florida are experiencing one of the largest disease… Read more »

Diseased corals in Jamaica

After having been exposed to a severe bleaching event in the fall of 2017, the prevalence of sick and dying corals on north Jamaican reefs, has increased dramatically. Pseudodiploria strigosa, Diploria labyrinthiformis, Colpophyllia natans, Dendrogyra cylindrus , Montastraea cavernosa , as well as Orbicella , Mycetophyllia , and Agaricia are prominent among the taxa displaying signs… Read more »


A MESSAGE FROM CORAL RESTORATION CONSORTIUM Greetings from  Coral Restoration Community, ABSTRACTS AND SCHOLARSHIP SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE JULY 31 for Reef Futures 2018: A Coral Restoration and Intervention-Science Symposium, to be held December 10-14, 2018 in Key Largo, Florida. Once you have created an account, CLICK HERE to submit an abstract and/or apply for a scholarship. Saving the… Read more »

Scientists Race to Decode Disease Devastating Florida Coral Reefs

Article published by Oceans Deeply May 16 ,2018 Oceans Deeply is designed to help you understand the complex web of environmental, social and economic issues facing the world’s oceans. Story by Amelia Urry: As a mysterious but persistent pathogen threatens the last remaining healthy coral ecosystem in the continental United States, researchers are struggling to… Read more »