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Sunday 16 April 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 2022 eruption of a submarine volcano in Tonga was more powerful than the largest U.S. nuclear explosion, according to a new study. A 15-megaton volcanic explosion from Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha'apai generated a mega-tsunami with waves up to 85 meters (279 feet) high one minute after the explosion of "Blast 5", and hitting Tonga's coastlines up to 45-meters high (148 feet) at Tofua Island and waves up to 17 meters (56 feet) on Tongatapu. A new simulation in the study led by scientists at the University of Miami and the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation also suggests that the eruption location relative to urban centers saved Tonga from a worse outcome.
Tuesday 20 October 2020

Annapolis-MD, USA
Palau’s reefs had the highest coral cover observed on the Global Reef Expedition—says the latest report from the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation, undertaking the largest coral reef survey and mapping expedition in history. “Palau’s coral cover is truly exceptional,” said Alexandra Dempsey, the Director of Science Management at the Foundation.
Saturday 1 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Alarmingly, very few large and commercially valuable fish were seen on the reefs in Tonga during a scientific survey conducted by the Global Reef Expedition, which released its online report on 30 January 2020 - several years after the research was conducted. It recommends greater marine conservation efforts.
Wednesday 11 September 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The health of Tonga's coral reefs is under investigation in a new study that began this week. The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation is on a one-month Global Reef Expedition in Tonga to research and make recommendations on how Tonga can preserve the resources.
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