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Picture of a single use plastic bottle on a beach.

Plastics and Coral Reefs

It won’t come as a surprise to you that plastics are terrible for the ocean environment. But what about coral reefs, specifically? Here, we take a look at the findings of a recent study published in the journal Science (Lamb et. al. 2018) which explores what threat plastic pollution poses coral reefs.

Picture of Green Fins Assessor Trainer Alvin with a member of the Green Fins Indonesia team.

The Green Fins Assessor Exchange Programme: the First Ever!

In May 2019, The Reef-World Foundation completed its first ever Assessor Exchange programme. Newly certified Green Fins Assessor Trainer Alvin Chelliah, from Reef Check Malaysia, spent a week visiting Marthen Welly and Wira Sanjaya – the Green Fins Indonesia assessor team – from the Coral Triangle Center, in Bali, Indonesia. To find out how it went, the Reef-World team spoke to assessors Alvin and Marthen – here’s what they shared.