Category: Front Page News

New Access to AGRRA Training & Survey Materials

New Access to the AGRRA Training and Survey Materials The front-end access functionality to the Training Tools section of the website has been updated. Access to these materials is now available using the updated AGRRA Website Registration.  Users who registered previously before September 27th will need to re-register. The same email address can be used… Read more »

AGRRA conducts training workshop in Dominican Republic

Samaná Bay, July 11-16, 2016 In partnership with The Nature Conservancy and El Centro para la Conservación y Ecodesarrollo de la Bahía de Samaná y su Entorno (CEBSE), AGRRA scientists Dr. Judy Lang and database manager Ken Marks conduced a training workshop in Samaná Bay, Dominican Republic on the AGRRA methodology, including the benthos and fish protocol and… Read more »

AGRRA scientists present at the 13th International Coral Reef Symposium

AGRRA scientists, Drs. Judy Lang and Philip Kramer  presented AGRRA’s poster “Fleshy Macroalgae Share Dominance with Other Organisms on Degraded Coral Reefs” at the poster sessions held during the 13th. International Coral Reef Symposium, June 19-24, 2016 at the Hawai‘i Convention Center, Honolulu. You may view the abstract here.    The ICRS is sanctioned by the International Society for Reef… Read more »

Website update – “Status of Coral Reefs in the Western Atlantic”

As our site evolves we continue to add and refine content and materials. The following update has been made. Please review the Resources page for access to the complete Atoll Research Bulletin No. 496 “Status of Coral Reefs in the Western Atlantic” found under AGRRA Status of Reefs 2003.   Please check back with us regularly… Read more »

A Tool for Reef Recovery: Six Eastern Caribbean countries launch region’s first coral reef report cards

June 8th As we celebrate World Oceans Day today, The Nature Conservancy’s Eastern Caribbean Program is happy to announce the launch of the first ever Coral Reef Report Cards for the six Eastern Caribbean countries of St. Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada., which… Read more »

AGRRA’s “Train the Trainer course”

AGRRA and Healthy Reefs Initiative teamed up to host an advanced “Train the Trainer’s” course in May 9-13, 2016 in Akumal, Mexico. Led by AGRRA’s Dr. Judith Lang and Ken Marks, 18 scientists and managers from Honduras, Guatemala, Belize and Mexico participated in the learning intensive hands-on field and classroom course. Over the 5 days… Read more »

Bahamas coral reefs

This Spring, the Bahamas released their first Bahamas-wide report on the state of their nation’s coral reefs. The 2016 Bahamas Report Card includes the condition of reefs, identifies threats affecting them and outlines strategies to help improve reef condition. The report is based on 214 AGRRA coral reef surveys conducted between 2011-2013. For more information… Read more »

Coral bleaching predictions

This year, severe coral bleaching has impacted the Great Barrier Reef. The Caribbean is predicted to be affected this summer as well.  Read more below. Longest Recorded Coral bleaching event   Bleaching can rapidly impact corals As much as 35% of northern and central Great Barrier Reef dead or dying. Learn more at NOAA’s Coral Reef Watch… Read more »