25 Days of Christmas: #25 A Donation to Coral

Of all the nonprofits, the Coral Reef Alliance is one of my favorites.  They have provided over $350,000 in microgrants for local efforts to preserve and protect coral reefs around the globe.  A true grass roots effort that empowers local people to make small changes for big impacts.  To this they actively provide support for marine protected areas by providing assistance with training, managing, analyses, and data collection.  To that add an effective outreach and communication strategy and you have a very holistic approach.  So for Christmas day, I want CORAL to continue to succeed and make a difference.  Make a donation today so that reefs are still around in the future.  Consider it a Christmas present to your grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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Dr. M (1655 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, created to facilitate research to address fundamental questions in evolutionary science. He has conducted deep-sea research for 11 years and published over 40 papers in the area. He has participated in dozens of expeditions taking him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses mainly on marine systems and particularly the biology of body size, biodiversity, and energy flow. He focuses often on deep-sea systems as a natural test of the consequences of energy limitation on biological systems. He is the author and chief editor of Deep-Sea News, a popular deep-sea themed blog, rated the number one ocean blog on the web and winner of numerous awards. Craig’s popular writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.