Coral Reef Education

Coral reefs are large underwater structures composed of the skeletons of colonial marine invertebrates called coral. The coral species that build reefs are known as hermatypic, or "hard," corals because they extract calcium carbonate from seawater to create a hard, durable exoskeleton that protects their soft, sac-like bodies. Other species of corals that are not involved in reef building are known as “soft” corals. These types of corals are flexible organisms often resembling plants and trees and include species such as sea fans and sea whips.

Coral Reef conservation education programs are conducted for various schools from Maldives, Maldives National University Students and visitors to our sessions.

In these sessions we talk about the following topics;

1. Global warming and Sea level rise

2. Pollutions such as plastics especially, single use plastics.

3. Human direct impact while engaging coral reef activities such as fishing, snorkelling, diving and others.

4. Coral Science.

Why Coral Reef?

Never before, the corals and the coral reef are threatened direct from people behaviour and global environmental changes taking place.