I pledge to protect Guam’s natural environment. I pledge that I will not feed fish or other marine life, harass sea creatures, or litter. I will not touch, break, or stand on corals. I promise to encourage others to respect Guam’s coral reefs. In honor of the CHamoru people, I pledge to care for this island and its coral reefs for future generations.
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There will be a workshop to present preliminary results of the Predicting Extreme Tides project. Collaborators Dr. Scott Heron and Dr. Billy Sweet, both of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will be on island to present their forecasting model and talk about the project and its applications. This meeting is open to local managers and the scientific community. If anyone is interested in attending, please contact Laurie Raymundo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bureau of Statistics and Plans' Patrick Keeler and The Nature Conservancy's Farron Taijeron were featured in the Guam Daily Post for their selection into the first Pacific Resiliency Fellows cohort. Patrick and Farron are recognized as rising leaders in building sustainable and resilient communities on Guam, noted by their work in NOAA's Habitat Blueprint Manell-Geus Habitat Focus Area, and the Piti-Asan and Tumon watersheds.
Mallory Morgan, National Coral Reef Management Fellow at Bureau of Statistics and Plans, was featured on the Patti Arroyo newstalk radio show K57 with guest host Mary Rhodes. Mallory shared information about her work with the tourism industry, Guam Year of the Reef, and World Oceans Week:
Did you know that Guam has lost 80% of the coral on its seaward slopes since 1960? Due to climate change and local stressors such as pollution, our coral reefs continue to decline. Between 2013-2015, Guam lost half of its branching staghorn corals. Guam’s natural resource managers and local researchers are now investigating innovative ways to actively restore our island’s coral reef habitats. Guam’s ocean- based coral nursery, located within the Piti Bomb Holes Marine Preserve, has hosted over 1,000 fragments of five species of branching staghorn corals.
The U.S. All Islands Coral Reef Committee posted a blog by Bureau of Statistics and Plans Coral Reef Resilience Coordinator, Whitney Hoot, on the 4th Guam Coral Reef Symposium March 27, 2018. Read the blog hereabout how scientists and managers work together to protect our coral reefs!