Living Oceans Foundation Expedition Report 2015

Between 7 March 2015 and 3 May 2015, the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation conducted two coral reef research missions as components of our Global Reef Expedition (GRE) program. Our primary objectives were to map and characterize the shallow marine habitats and assess the status of coral reefs and coral reef species within 12 locations in the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT). We undertook the mission in partnership with scientists from NOVA Southeastern University, University of Queensland, James Cook University, University of the Philippines, National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium Taiwan, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Scripps University, University of Hawaii-Manoa, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA), University of Miami, Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society®, and the Atlantic and Gulf Reef Assessment (AGRRA) program. The research focused on coral reefs and coral communities around 12 submerged banks, atolls and islands from 0-30 m depth.
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