Coral Bleaching Harms Seychelle Islands

The 1998 El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) triggered the worst coral bleaching event ever witnessed, and is indicative of what future climate change events can destroy.


The Establishment of the Mafia Island Marine Park

The Mafia Island Marine Park (MIMP) off the southeast coast of Tanzania is officially established by a resolution of the Tanzanian National Assembly. Its attempt at conserving marine resources creates problems for locals who rely on marine ecosystems for income.


Blast Fishing in the Spermonde Archipelago

"'Loved to Death:' Coral Collecting in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia, 1770–1970"

Recent scholarship has investigated the rate of deterioration of the Great Barrier Reef of Australia since European settlement and the severity of human impacts on that ecosystem. Yet in previous environmental histories of the Great Barrier Reef, the impacts of coral collecting have not been adequately documented.