http://coralreefs.org/ Reef Life is a proud member of the International Society of Reef Studies. Our Marine Biologists, nano and ocean scientists have worked tirelessly on the latest patent, upgrading designs and coral cell matrices from our latest work in Hawaii on nature Conservancy dives and Boston Deep Sea Corals Conference. Our reef design teams use these and other NOAA ocean science publications as inspiration for latest specifications of coral cell matrices, growth substrates, and reef and aquaculture habitat designs and deployment options. Stay tuned for latest work after our reef cast test series last week in September!
The Darwin Medal, the most prestigious award given by ISRS, is presented every four years at the International Coral Reef Symposium. It is awarded to a senior ISRS member who is recognized worldwide for major scientific contributions throughout their career. Previous recipients have been David Stoddart, Peter Glynn, Ian Macintyre, Yossi Loya, Charlie Veron, Terry Hughes and Jeremy Jackson.
Coral Reefs are one of the natural wonders of our planet. In their natural unspoilt condition they brim with life. The intricate and varied coral animals on which the growth of the reef depends create both dramatic steep walls and beautiful coral gardens. All around throng thousands or tens of thousands of fish of numerous shapes and colours, and among the coral branches and boulders are to be found an unrivalled diversity of marine invertebrates – worms, shrimps, crabs, clams and sea snails, starfish and sea-urchins and many more, both large and small. A few turtles here and a pod of dolphin there, and it is not only the dedicated naturalist who finds that this is paradise. Through the growth of snorkelling and SCUBA diving millions of people are now drawn to coral reef around the globe to experience their beauty, enjoy their fascination or relax in such an extraordinary environment.