Coral Reef Monitoring
Coral reef health depends on complex relationships among the benthic, coral and fish communities. When changes occur in the dynamics of one of these components, the other components are affected and the whole relationship can be disrupted.
To understand reef condition, AGRRA examines multiple indicators of the benthic-coral-fish relationships. Since 1997, teams of reef scientists have assessed > 2,000 reef areas. The data have provided valuable baseline information for managers and government officials responsible for protecting coral reefs. The links below provide access to AGRRA monitoring protocols and data materials.