Despite the perception of the Philippines as a place where reefs are all but destroyed by cyanide, grassroots conservation efforts are paying off in a big and beautiful way.
Equipment failure is an unavoidable reality to a reefkeeper... The key is finding the failure.
A system's biggest point of failure is with the person running the system.
While preparation is key, even the best preparation is not always enough to stave off disaster.
A discussion of the factors that are impacting coral reefs, and why some seem to recover and others do not.
Rob Toonen is a biologist at the Hawai'i Institute for Marine Biology, specializing in coastal marine invertebrates.