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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. 



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. 


Sea Turtle

USGS, NOAA, DLNR and Terry Lilley of Reef Guardians have been researching diseases in local turtles, working hard in the field to observe and gather blood and tissue samples of those animals who call the North Shore home.

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Reef Camp

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Kauai's Rare Hawksbill Turtle!

The newly identified andHawksbill 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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