Photograph by Enric Sala
NG Fellow Enric Sala and a team of scientists are starting out on a six-week expedition to study undisturbed reef systems in the Southern Line Islands. This research will create a model of what healthy coral reefs and other healthy marine ecosystems should be like. Damaged coral reefs can be compared with the model, and scientists will be able to better understand what steps are needed to help the reefs recover.
The Ocean Now site is packed with video, maps, and other information on
the project, including a blog that will be updated daily. There’s
plenty of ways for you to take action, too, from asking the crew
questions to spreading the word about the expedition.
Visit Ocean Now.
Read an interview with Enric Sala.
Visit the NG Kids GreenScene blog.
See beautiful coral reef photos in the Photo Gallery.