Guam Year of the Reef 2018 (GYOR) launched February 2, 2018, with a proclamation signing by Guam’s Lieutenant Governor Ray Tenorio. GYOR is a localized effort of the International Year of the Reef, a global event that occurs every ten years.
I pledge to protect Guam’s natural environment. I pledge that I will not feed fish or other marine life, harass sea creatures, or litter. I will not touch, break, or stand on corals. I promise to encourage others to respect Guam’s coral reefs. In honor of the CHamoru people, I pledge to care for this island and its coral reefs for future generations.
There will be a workshop to present preliminary results of the Predicting Extreme Tides project. Collaborators Dr. Scott Heron and Dr. Billy Sweet, both of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will be on island to present their forecasting model and talk about the project and its applications. This meeting is open to local managers and the scientific community. If anyone is interested in attending, please contact Laurie Raymundo at firstname.lastname@example.org.