2016 - 2018

Tara Pacific – A new approach to the biodiversity of coral reefs

Given that most coral reefs have been set to disappear in recent years, studying this fragile and threatened ecosystem is becoming a priority. Tara has been sailing the Pacific Ocean from East to West and from North to South for two and a half years. Main objective: to explore the hidden diversity of the coral and gain a better understanding of its abilities to adapt to climate change.


Tara Pacific

Under the surface with the scientists

Tara Pacific

The major discoveries

The most extensive of coral studies

From the gene to the ecosystem

At the heart of the DNA of coral

Hyperdiver, coral under the scanner

Coral – tomorrow?

Shipping of samples, a race against time

By immersion

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