Friday, December 19, 2014

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Coral Finder Toolkit 2.0 in English and Bahasa Indonesia released Coral Finder Toolkit 2.0 in English and Bahasa Indonesia released

The Coral Identification Capacity Building Program is pleased to announce the release of the 2nd edition of the Coral Finder Toolkit – now available in English and Bahasa Indonesia. This release is an important landmark for our organisation which has come a long way since we launched our dream of practical, easy-to-grasp tools for coral iD. It... [Read more of this review]


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 →


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Workshops

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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