Coral Triangle Atlas will be at Cairns 2012

The 12th International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS 2012) will begin Monday,  July 9-13, in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. The symposium will bring together international scientists, policy makers, managers, and conservationists to present the latest findings on coral reef science and management. Part of the official scientific programme of the ICRS 2012 is the mini-symposium on the…

Ten Dangers at the Beach

Rip Currents Rip currents account for more than 80 percent of rescues performed by surf beach lifeguards. They are powerful, channeled currents of water flowing away from shore that quickly pull swimmers out to sea. Rip currents typically extend from the shoreline, through the surf zone, and past the line of breaking waves. The best way…