Who are the Reef Guardians?

Our coral reef nonprofit's purpose is

  to protect the reefs through  educating and equipping 

a caring community.

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Actions that we're excited about

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Robots on the Reef

Partnering with groundbreaking technology companies, Reef Guardians have taken on the ambitious task of making near a real-time, automated reef health assessment. 


Shark Research

Sharks are a good sign of a healthy ocean environment, and the Reef Guardians California research vessel has been quite busy this year from sharks to reef studies along the California coastline. 

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Leaky Wells

There was a mystery to be solved when oil started showing up on beaches from Carpinteria to the city of Santa Barbara. Together with state organizations and representatives, Reef Guardians helped to find a solution.

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Reef Camp

children's science and art learning adventure

Kauai's Rare Hawksbill Turtle!


The newly identified Honu'ea or Hawksbill Sea Turtle, discovered at Reef Guardians Coral Reef Kids Camp by Reef Camp teacher Brianna Smith and her "pod" of explorers, has been named after the boy with the documenting camera. Aloha Sawyer! Thank you to everyone who voted.


Hawaiian hawksbills are one of the most rare and endangered populations in the world.

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