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General Information

The Coral Reef Research Foundation (CRRF) is a non-profit organization (501(c)(3)) incorporated in the State of California and the Republic of Palau whose purposes are to increase knowledge of coral reefs and other tropical marine environments to allow intelligent conservation and management decisions. CRRF was founded in 1991 by a group of marine biologists as a vehicle to increase our understanding of the species, dynamics and interrelationships of marine environments and their relationship to man. As such we do both basic and applied marine research, with special emphasis on species diversity work, collection for biomedical screening, environmental monitoring, reef fish spawning biology, and innovative development of new techniques for marine research work. Our research programs are oriented towards the following areas, (1) dynamics of the marine environment as it relates to conservation decisions, (2) limits of species diversity, community distribution and biogeography, and (3) monitoring with respect to short to long-term environmental and climate changes. Our research has been made possible by support from organizations both within and outside Palau and has resulted in numerous scientific publications since 1991.


How to find us

CRRF has its main base and fully equipped laboratory in the Republic of Palau, Western Caroline Islands.


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Public Service

CRRF collaborates closely with the Koror State Government and other educational and government organizations in Palau. We also have hosted Palauan interns in college and from local schools in Palau. Technical and scientific assistance are offered to any government, public, or private agency in Palau.


How to contact us

Coral Reef Research Foundation
Box 1765, Koror, PW 96940, PALAU

Telephone: (680) 488-5255
Facsimile: (680) 488-5513
Email: crrfpalau@gmail.com