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Training the Trainers Training the Trainers

The Coral Identification Capacity Building Program (CICBP) is pleased to announce the arrival of our Trainer program. For the last year we have been building and testing a program of resources aimed at empowering people to effectively teach Indo Pacific hard coral identification. To do this we collaborated with the Fiji Locally Managed Marine Area Network... [Read more of this review]


The (r)evolution of coral taxonomy will not be televised. The (r)evolution of coral taxonomy will not be televised.

Coral taxonomy, the science that underpins the art of coral identification is in flux. A quiet revolution is underway as researchers using molecular techniques are turning our traditional understanding of coral taxonomy upside down. While some taxa are unaffected there will definitely be some dramatic upheavals to certain areas of coral taxonomy. New... [Read more of this review]


Coral-sponge interactions – new article in the ecology section of the Learning Centre Coral-sponge interactions – new article in the ecology section of the Learning Centre

Corals might appear to be a dominant force on many reefs but they certainly do not have it all their own way. This article illustrates some common coral-sponge interactions where corals usually come off second best. The sponge Chalinula nematifera overgrowing the coral Pocillopora  Read More →


Coral Identification Workshops at Lizard Island Coral Identification Workshops at Lizard Island

Two very special coral identification workshops are scheduled to run in conjunction with the 2012 International Coral Reef Symposium. They’re special because they are to be held at the Lizard Island Research Station in the far northern section of the Great Barrier Reef – about 270km north of Cairns. Lizard Island is a remarkable place for... [Read more of this review]


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Coral identification workshops completed in Suva, Fiji Coral identification workshops completed in Suva, Fiji

CICBP coral identification workshops preliminary results The Coral Identification Capacity Building Programme (CICBP) in collaboration with the Fiji Locally Marine Managed Area (FLMMA) network, and the Institute of Applied Sciences (IAS) of the University of the South Pacific (USP), recently hosted a series Coral Identification Workshops at the School... 


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