CORAL REEF HISTORICAL ARCHIVE

These videos represent our growing archive of coral reef footage from around the world. Although not quantified, this non-systematic footage will serve as a record of coral reef locations that can be used by researchers, managers and other coral professionals for future comparative generic baseline referencing work. These videos are freely available on our YouTube channel, but are presented here in alphabetical order geographically for ease of reference. If you have any footage you would like to contribute please get in touch here and select ‘contribute footage’ as your message subject.

ANGUILLA (CARIBBEAN)

Coral Reef Monitoring Sites 2007-2017

In this video we visit the coral reefs of Anguilla, British West Indies as they were between 2007 and 2017. This footage, filmed by Dr. Stuart Wynne, was shot during Anguilla’s annual monitoring program which takes place between June and August each year at fifteen coral reef and seagrass monitoring sites. This video features seven of the coral reef sites.

AUSTRALIA

GBR Bommie, South of Tijou Reef 1996

Visit Bommie, an area south of Tijou Reef as it was in 1996, part of the Great Barrier Reef complex in Australia. This footage was contributed by Bruce Carlson who has filmed extensively on the GBR over the years. More from Bruce can be found on his YouTube channel here

AUSTRALIA

GBR Derry Cay 1996

Visit Derry Cay as it was in 1996, part of the Great Barrier Reef complex in Australia. This footage was contributed by Bruce Carlson who has filmed extensively on the GBR over the years. More from Bruce can be found on his YouTube channel here

AUSTRALIA

GBR Harrier Reef 1996

Visit Harrier Reef as it was in 1996, part of the Great Barrier Reef complex in Australia. This footage was contributed by Bruce Carlson who has filmed extensively on the GBR over the years. More from Bruce can be found on his YouTube channel here

AUSTRALIA

GBR Rodda and Linda's Reefs 1996

Visit Rodda and Linda’s Reefs as they were in 1996, part of the Great Barrier Reef complex in Australia. This footage was contributed by Bruce Carlson who has filmed extensively on the GBR over the years. More from Bruce can be found on his YouTube channel here

AUSTRALIA

GBR Woods Reef 1996

Visit Woods Reef as it was in 1996, part of the Great Barrier Reef complex in Australia. This footage was contributed by Bruce Carlson who has filmed extensively on the GBR over the years. More from Bruce can be found on his YouTube channel here

BAHAMAS (CARIBBEAN)

Near Paradise Island 1996

In this video we visit four reef areas near Paradise Island in the Bahamas as they were back in 1996, and features footage kindly contributed by Bruce Carlson. More from Bruce can be found on his YouTube channel here

CUBA (CARIBBEAN)

Selected Dive Sites 2018

Visit some of the dive sites in Cuba as they were in 2018. This footage was contributed by Bruce Carlson and filmed while he was conducting dives in Cuba for a group interested in underwater photography. More from Bruce can be found on his YouTube channel here

CURAÇAO (CARIBBEAN)

Selected Reef Areas 2011-2023

Visit some of the coral reef areas around Curaçao as they were between 2011 and 2023. This footage was contributed by Leticia Duran and filmed by her and Arne Richter, founders of Turtle & Ray Productions, a media production company on the island.

EGYPT (RED SEA)

Daedalus Reef 2021

Visit Daedalus Reef (Abu Kizan) in the Red Sea in Egypt during November 2021. This footage was shot by Jan-Philipp Lauer, whose website can be found at www.insightscuba.com

FLORIDA (USA)

Dry Tortugas 2019

Six locations at Dry Tortugas (Flordia, USA) are visited here in this coral reef historical archive video. This footage is from June 2019 and kindly contributed to our channel by JP Rippe.

FLORIDA (USA)

Key West Wildlife Refuge 2019

Six locations close to or within Key West Wildlife Refuge (Florida, USA) are visited here in this coral reef historical archive video. This footage is from June 2019 and kindly contributed to our channel by JP Rippe.

INDONESIA

Raja Ampat Dive Site 'Mayhem' 2023

In this video we visit the dive site ‘Mayhem’ found in Raja Ampat, Indonesia during 2023. The footage in this video was contributed by Azra Thabassum who is a nature lover with a passion for underwater world and conservation. Azra’s YouTube channel can be found here.

MALAYSIA

Semporna Sabah 2017-2018

In this video we visit the coral reefs of Semporna, Sabah (Malaysia) between the years 2017 and 2018. The footage in this video was contributed by Oriana Migliaccio who is a Italian marine biologist/dive instructor currently living in the Maldives. More from Oriana can be found on her Instagram here.

MALDIVES

Baa Atoll 2022

In this video we visit the coral reefs of Baa Atoll in The Maldives during 2022. The footage in this video was contributed by Oriana Migliaccio who is a Italian marine biologist/dive instructor currently living in the Maldives. More from Oriana can be found on her Instagram here.

MALDIVES

Raa Atoll 2023

In this video we visit the coral reefs of Raa Atoll in The Maldives during 2023. The footage in this video was contributed by Steph Shermer who is a marine biologist working on reef restoration and green sea turtle conservation there. More from Steph can be found on his Facebook page here.

PALAU (MICRONESIA)

Virgin Blue Hole 1997

In this video we visit Virgin Blue Hole, a reef formation West of Ngemelis Island in Palau (Micronesia) as it was in 1997. This footage was contributed by Bruce Carlson who has filmed extensively on reefs around the world over the years. More from Bruce can be found on his YouTube channel here

PALAU (MICRONESIA)

Nikko Bay Reef 1997

In this video we visit Nikko Bay Reef in Palau (Micronesia), part of a UNESCO’s World Heritage site, as it was in 1997. This footage was contributed by Bruce Carlson who has filmed extensively on reefs around the world over the years. More from Bruce can be found on his YouTube channel here

PUERTO RICO (USA)

El Natural Aguadilla 2016 & 2018

In this video we visit the coral reefs of El Natural, Aquadilla, Puerto Rico during the years 2016 and 2018. The footage in this video was contributed by Ricky Shub. More from him can be found on his YouTube channel here

PUERTO RICO (USA)

Desecheo Island 2016-2022

In this video we visit the coral reefs of Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico between the years 2016 and 2022. The footage in this video was contributed by Ricky Shub. More from him can be found on his YouTube channel here

PUERTO RICO (USA)

La Pared Guanica 2015-2023

In this video we visit the coral reefs of Puerto Rico, specifically the dive site known as ‘La Pared’ close to Guanica between the years 2015 and 2023. The footage in this video was contributed by Ricky Shub. More from him can be found on his YouTube channel here

PUERTO RICO (USA)

Metropolis & Mosquito Bay Vieques 2017

In this video we visit the coral reefs of Puerto Rico, specifically two dive sites around the island of Vieques in 2017. The footage in this video was contributed by Ricky Shub. More from him can be found on his YouTube channel here

ST KITTS (CARIBBEAN)

Basseterre 2022

In this video we visit the coral reefs close to Basseterre in St Kitts (Caribbean) in 2022. The footage in this video was contributed by Terry Crookes who has lived and worked on the island for over 15 years. More from him can be found on his YouTube channel here

ST KITTS (CARIBBEAN)

Monkey Shoals 2009 & 2019

In this video we visit Monkey Shoals, a reef area 3 km offshore in the channel between the islands of St. Kitts and Nevis (Caribbean) in 2009 & 2019. The footage in this video was contributed by Terry Crookes who has lived and worked on the island for over 15 years. More from him can be found on his YouTube channel here

ST KITTS (CARIBBEAN)

Sandy Point Reef 2009 & 2020

This archive video features footage from an area known as Sandy Point Reef in St Kitts (Caribbean) shot in 2009 and 2020. The footage in this video was contributed by Terry Crookes who has lived and worked on the island for over 15 years. More from him can be found on his YouTube channel here

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If you would like to submit your footage to be included in our archive, please get in touch by clicking the button below and selecting ‘contribute footage’ in the message subject.

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