• Deron Burkepile - MCR Investigator
    Thursday, December 12, 2019

    Watch and Listen as MCR Investigator and UC Santa Barbara professor Dr Deron Burkepile explains his research on coral bleaching in 60 seconds.

  • MCR 2018 Group Photo
    Tuesday, December 3, 2019

    Moorea Coral Reef Long Term Ecological Research Site
    15th Annual All Investigators Meeting, December 5th & 6th, 2019
    Marine Sciences Research Building, UC Santa Barbara

  • coral recruitment tile
    Friday, July 12, 2019

    Coral reefs are retreating from equatorial waters and establishing new reefs in more temperate regions, according to new research in the journal Marine Ecology Progress Series. The researchers found that the number of young corals on tropical reefs has declined by 85 percent – and doubled on subtropical reefs – during the last four decades.

  • Graph showing alternate basins of attraction resulting from differing levels of fishing intensity
    Monday, February 11, 2019

    A new publication by MCR researchers appearing today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences provides the first experimental evidence for the existence of alternative basins of attractions ina coral reefs ecosystem.  See for more details.