Covering less than one percent of the marine environment, coral reefs are home to a quarter of marine species and are important nursery habitats to edible fish. It is estimated, one billion people depend on the reefs for food. This vital ecosystem and resource are under serious threat from global warming, coastal development, pollution and over-fishing.
Between 11 and 15 November, Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop, educator and expedition leader, and Ellie Mackay, science communicator brought this topic to life to thousands of children around the world.
Working with scientists at the Caribbean Research and Management of Biodiversity (CARMABI) research station, Jamie hosted 25 interactive AXA XL Coral Live education broadcasts for teachers seeking to create real world connections for their students.
Five daily topics were offered: introduction to coral, coral ecosystems, corals and climate change, the deep reef and the coral adaptation.
This activity is a fun way of learning about the basic anatomy of the coral polyp, the tiny animal that creates the reef. Join Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop, as he hosts this interactive live session which yo...
Your chance to ask Dr Mark Vermeij about his research into the evolutionary and ecological dynamics of marine organisms. You can submit you students’ questions in advance or live.
Your chance to ask Niklas A. Kornder, PhD Candidate at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) about his work which focuses on how coral and sponges work together, alongside a peak at cutting edge coral ree...
This exciting activity asks students to investigate the relationship between shape and water resistance.
Your chance to ask Dr Kristen Marhaver about her work increasing coral reproduction on the reef. You can submit your students’ questions in advance or live.