Pacific Island Network coral education resources

Pacific Island Network coral education resources

Resource managers and interpretive staff in the Pacific Island Network have partnered with IAN staff, students, educators, and cultural experts to develop an online module that explores our intricate connections to coral reefs and climate change. By synthesizing park science and integrating cultural knowledge, the module illustrates the coral ecosystems in the Pacific islands, the threats that climate change poses, and how changes to coral reefs may impact our daily lives. Input from local teachers and researchers ensures the accuracy and usability of these materials.


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Coral larva (SYMBOL)


Chamorro canoe (SYMBOL)

Diodon hystrix (Spot-fin Porcupinefish) (SYMBOL)

Pocillopora meandrina (Cauliflower Coral) (SYMBOL)


Naso lituratus (Naso Tang) (SYMBOL)

Acanthophora spicifera (Spiny Seaweed) (SYMBOL)

Acanthurus achilles (Achilles Tang) (SYMBOL)

Acanthurus lineatus (Striped Surgeon Fish) (SYMBOL)

Acanthurus nigrofuscus (Brown Surgeonfish) (SYMBOL)

Acanthurus triostegus (Convict Tang) (SYMBOL)

Acropora cervicornis: bleached (SYMBOL)

Apolemichthy trimaculatus (Flagfin Angelfish) (SYMBOL)

Asparagopsis taxiformis (Limu Kohu) (SYMBOL)

Cellana exarata (Black Foot Opihi) (SYMBOL)

Cheilinus spp. 2 (SYMBOL)

Chlorurus spilurus (Bullethead Parrotfish) (SYMBOL)

Constellation: Pleiades (SYMBOL)

Coralline algae (SYMBOL)

Family (SYMBOL)

Galeocerdo cuvier (Tiger Shark) (SYMBOL)

Grapsus tenuicrustatus (Thin-shelled Rock Crab) (SYMBOL)

Halimeda discoidea (SYMBOL)

Hawaiian double-hulled canoe (wa'a kaulua) (SYMBOL)

Kuhlia spp. (Flagtail) (SYMBOL)

Kyphosus vaigiensis (Rudder Fish) (SYMBOL)

Linckia laevigata (Blue Linckia) (SYMBOL)

Lutjanus kasmira (Blue-lined Snapper) (SYMBOL)

Monachus schauinslandi (Hawaiian Monk Seal) (SYMBOL)


Mushroom coral (Fungiidae) (SYMBOL)

Octocoral (Octocorallia) (SYMBOL)

Padina (Brown Algae) (SYMBOL)

Palolo virdis (Samoan Palolo Worm) (SYMBOL)

Porites (Finger Coral) (SYMBOL)

Porites lobata (lobe coral) (SYMBOL)

Porites lobata: bleached (SYMBOL)

Rhinecanthus rectangulus (Wedge-tail Triggerfish) (SYMBOL)

Samoan canoe (SYMBOL)

Samoan school (SYMBOL)

Siganus spinus (Scribbled Rabbit Fish) (SYMBOL)

Snorkelling: woman (SYMBOL)

Storyteller (SYMBOL)

Zebrasoma flavescens (Yellow Tang) (SYMBOL)

Zebrasoma scopas (Brown Scopas Tang) (SYMBOL)

Aprion virescens (Green Jobfish) : adult (SYMBOL)