C. Mark Eakin

Coordinator, Coral Reef Watch, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminiatraion

C. Mark Eakin, PhD, has worked for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for over 20 years and directs Coral Reef Watch, a program that monitors coral reef ecosystems through satellite and in water observations. Mark holds a PhD in Biological Oceanography from the University of Miami and publishes on coral reef ecology, especially the impact of climate change on coral reefs, coral bleaching, ocean acidification, and coral paleoclimatology.

Mark co-chaired the US Coral Reef Task Force's Climate Change Working Group, has testified before the US Congress on the impacts of climate change, was a contributing author on the 2014 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Assessment Report, and was a chief scientific advisor for the Sundance-winning film Chasing Coral.

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Bleaching has struck the southernmost coral reef in the world
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Chasing Coral Bleaching: A Present and Growing Ecological Disaster
Posted on 12 Feb 2019 at 4:00pm

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Posted on 10 Jan 2019 at 12:03am

Study: Coral bleaching on the rise, threatens ecosystems and livelihoods
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Window to Save World's Coral Reefs Closing Rapidly
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Global coral bleaching five times greater than 1980s — study
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Oceans Dying With Too Much Heat, Too Little Oxygen
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