¿Ever wondered what coral you saw in your last dive? The non-diving SSI Coral Identification program gives you the concepts and principles to identify the coral you see while diving, increasing your coral monitoring skills and diving experience.
In the Reef Check protocol identifying corals is very simple, you identify either as a hard or soft coral. But there is so much information we miss from not knowing what kind of coral we see, ¿what family it belongs to? ¿was it a branching or a massive coral? This is very important information that can help us improve the health assessments we do in our participatory coral reef monitoring and restoration actions we propose.
This course is designed to provide an overview of the families of corals found in the Caribbean, Indo-Pacific, and the Red Sea, many of which are found in all three locations! Improving your identification skills with this specialty program will help you build confidence and transfer your coral reef monitoring skills to other parts of the world.
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This program will explore coral biology and morphology. We particularly cover how to identify and classify a species, which is a critical skill for anyone interested in coral identification. Throughout this program, we will learn how to identify different coral species based on their growth form, habitats, and geographical locations.
There are no required dives for this program, but in order to master the coral identification, skills learned Corales de Paz encourages you to perform, at any of our field programs, optional special in-water skills and exercises. You can also undertake open water training dives with any active SSI Dive Professional.
You can start today and complete the Digital Learning materials. These materials are self-paced, and you can complete them anywhere, anytime, once you download them to your SSI MySSI app available in Google Play Store or the Apple Store.
In this e-learning course you will:
Learn to define a species and describe how a species is named, both scientifically and with a common name.
Learn about coral classification, physical characteristics, and reproduction.
Learn to identify and recognize coral families from the Caribbean, the Red Sea, and the Indo-Pacific.
Included in the Full option is:
SSI Coral Identification digital kit.
Digital SSI certification card.
Corales de Paz is a registered dive school with SSI. Register today in this course, log in, affiliate to Corales de Paz – Buceo con Propósito – 757004 as your SSI Training Center, and start learning online with the SSI e-learning platform from your phone or laptop.