Corina Marks is an American diver with a masters in Coastal and Marine Science and Policy from the California State University at Monterey Bay and a Reef Check Foundation instructor who volunteers her time as part of citizen science devoted to saving the world's reefs.
The Reef Check Foundation is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to empowering people to save the world's reefs and oceans.
Founded in 1996 by marine ecologist Dr. Gregor Hodgson, the Reef Check Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to conservation of two ecosystems: tropical coral reefs and California rocky reefs. With headquarters in Los Angeles and volunteer teams in more than 90 countries and territories, Reef Check works to create partnerships among community volunteers, government agencies, businesses, universities and other non-profits. Reef Check goals are to educate the public about the value of reef ecosystems and the current crisis affecting marine life; to create a global network of volunteer teams trained in Reef Check's scientific methods who regularly monitor and report on reef health; to facilitate collaboration that produces ecologically sound and economically sustainable solutions; and to stimulate local community action to protect remaining pristine reefs and rehabilitate damaged reefs worldwide.