Even if you not live near a coral reef, you can help protect coral reefs in the U.S. and around the world.
As stated in the Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000, NOAA has the responsibility to conserve coral reef ecosystems. This page describes some of NOAA’s coral reef conservation efforts.
This Web site has a variety of maps to show the distribution of corals worldwide.
Are you interested in corals from a political standpoint? The mission of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force is to lead, coordinate, and strengthen U.S. actions to better preserve and protect coral reef ecosystems. This site includes information about corals and U.S. policy.
NOAA has many coral reef resources available online. The "roadmap to resources" is an annotated list of NOAA Web site and resources to guide educators and students information on coral reefs.
Features: Data Sources, Lesson Ideas
This Web site, developed by the Bermuda Biological Station for Research and the College of Exploration, presents environmental issues that affect coral reefs and in Bermuda and worldwide.
Features: Graphics/Multimedia, Data Sources, Misconceptions
This web site links users to a seven-minutes video showing a documentary on coral reefs and the stresses they face.
This Web page by ABC News details an exciting new technique for preserving and conserving reefs by replacing dead and dying natural coral reefs with corals grown in a controlled setting.