Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Saudi Prince Announces 3-year Coral Reef Expedition

His Royal Highness General Khaled bin Sultan, founder and Chairman of the Living Oceans Foundation, announced the formal launch of "Global Reef Expedition: Science Without Borders," the Foundation's three-year coral reef study. The goals of the expedition are to:

  • Map and characterize coral reef ecosystems
  • Assess major habitat types
  • Identify factors that allow coral reefs to resist, survive and recover from major threats
  • Determine impacts of climate change
  • Identify the reefs' current status and major threats
  • Help develop regional and global conservation measures