Coral Video Gallery

Image of Admiral Richard Brennan
RICHARD Monitoring Cruise

NOS Assistant Administrator Nicole LeBoeuf shares the details of the recently completed monitoring cruise to the Mariana Islands.

20th Anniversary of NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program

The Coral Reef Conservation Act was signed into law on December 23, 2000, establishing the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program.

Climate, reefs, and resilience
Climate, reefs, and resilience

Climate change and ocean acidification--which can result in coral bleaching events, slower growth and reproduction rates, and degraded reef structure--are the most pressing global threats to coral reefs.

Medicines From the Sea
Ocean Today: Medicines From the Sea

When you've got a bacterial infection like pink eye or strep throat, your doctor will usually write a prescription for antibiotics to make you feel better. But have you ever wondered where these medicines come from?

Coral Forests of the Deep
Ocean Today: Coral Forests of the Deep

Most corals were once thought to live in tropical water, close enough to the surface to receive sunlight. But with the help of submersibles and remotely operated vehicles, scientists have discovered vast forests of corals living 200 to 10,000 feet deep in dark, cold waters.

Restoring Coral Reefs
Ocean Today: Restoring Coral Reefs

These beautiful coral reefs are in serious trouble. They are being damaged or destroyed by pollution, disease, climate change, and a large number of ship groundings.

The Coral Reef Economy
The Coral Reef Economy

Did you know coral reefs pump more than $3.4 billion into the U.S. economy annually? Learn how healthy coral reef ecosystems do everything from supporting millions of jobs to protecting lives and coastal infrastructure - like hotels, roads and bridges.

Corals Under Threat
Ocean Today: Coral Comeback?

Corals are amazing. But we have lost 50% of the worlds coral reefs. Can corals make a comeback? Watch this inspiring new series here and find out.

Lionfish on the Loose
Ocean Today: Lionfish on the Loose

Whether on land or in the water, invasive species put native ones at risk and upset the fragile balance of an ecosystem. By educating the public about Lionfish, marine biologists hope to prevent future invasions.

Coral Spawning
Ocean Today: Coral Spawning

Corals are a beautiful - and important - part of our ocean. But they can’t move around the ocean floor - so, how, exactly, do they find mates?

International Year of the Reef
International Year of the Reef:2018

The International Coral Reef Initiative declared 2018 the third International Year of the Reef to highlight the value of coral reefs and the importance of their conservation.