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Global Reef Expedition: Chagos Archipelago Final Report


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Khaled Bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation
Start
/2015
End
//2015
Description
The Global Reef Expedition mission to the Chagos Archipelago in 2015 allowed an international team of scientists to study some of the most remote and undisturbed coral reefs in the world. When the expedition began, the coral reefs in the Chagos Archipelago were stunning, with high live coral cover and an astounding abundance of fish. However, towards the end of the research mission, KSLOF scientists witnessed the beginning of what would become a catastrophic mass global bleaching event, illustrating that negative human impacts reach even the most isolated and well-protected coral reefs on Earth.
Expedition leader
Chief Scientist: Dr. Samuel Purkis
Expedition leader email
info@livingoceansfoundation.org
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