Super Reefs

Ensuring today’s coral reefs for tomorrow.

The ocean is warming. Coral reefs are dying.

But there is hope.

500 million people worldwide depend on coral reefs for their survival.

We are discovering reefs across the tropics that are resisting this warming. And we're looking for more.

They are Super Reefs.


Below are a few we've already found.

Photo by Mark Kenworthy via Flickr
Rock Island, Palau
Dongsha Atoll
Dongsha Atoll
Racha Noi, Thailand
Racha Noi, Thailand
Kanton, Phoenix Islands
Kanton, Phoenix Islands

Science tells us other Super Reefs exist.

We need to find them and protect them.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has teamed up with United Nations, Government of Kiribati, Polynesian Leaders Group, Conservation International, National Geographic, and Pangaea Exploration to do just that.

Some super reefs are already protected, but others are not. It's up to us to ensure today's coral reefs for tomorrow.