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Australian Institute of Marine Science
Find a guide to coral reef threats and more.

Blue Frontier: The Sustainable Seas Expedition
Join National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle as she explores the United States National Marine Sanctuaries.

CRC Reef Research Centre
In this Australian government site, check out the section on the effects of fishing on the reef.

This comprehensive online database of the Earth’s fishes includes more than 25,000 species—with photos, descriptions, geographic distribution, environment, and more.

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
This official site provides information about conservation issues, and visiting the park.

Kingdom of Coral: Australia’s Great Barrier Reef
Read an excerpt of the January 2001 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC magazine article on the Great Barrier Reef, browse photos by David Doubilet, and watch (and hear) a multimedia slide show.

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National Geographic Resources

Chadwick, Douglas H. “Kingdom of Coral: Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.” NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, January 2001.

Williams, Florence. “Coral Vision.” NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER, March 1999.

Chadwick, Douglas H. “Coral in Peril.” NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, January 1999.

Doubilet, David. “Coral Eden.” NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, January 1999.

Earle, Sylvia A. Dive! My Adventures in the Deep Frontier. National Geographic Books, 1999.

Skelton, Renee. “Coral in Crisis.” NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC WORLD, November 1997.

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. National Geographic Videos, 1993.

White, Mel. “Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.” NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER, January/February 1992.

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Additional Resources

Bryant, Dirk, et al. Reefs at Risk: A Map-Based Indicator of Threats to the World’s Coral Reefs. World Resources Institute, 1996.

Coleman, Neville. The Dive Sites of the Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea. New Holland Publishers, 1996.

Davidson, Osha Gray. The Enchanted Braid: Coming to Terms With Nature on the Coral Reef. John Wiley and Sons, 1996.

Gosliner, Terrence M., et al. Coral Reef Animals of the Indo-Pacific. Sea Challengers, 1996.

Randall, John E., et al. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Crawford House Publishing/University of Hawaii Press, 1997.

Sapp, Jan. What is Natural? Coral Reef Crisis. Oxford University Press, 1999.

Well, Sue, and Nick Hann. The Greenpeace Book of Coral Reefs. Sterling Publishing Company, 1992.

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Wild Ocean Book: Wild Ocean
Stunning images and anecdotes bring the U.S. National Marine Sanctuaries alive.
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