Are you a scuba diver with a passion for the coral reefs?
Do you want to help save coral reefs from extinction?
At Sea Dwellers Dive Center, our answer is an emphatic YES to both!
The Coral Restoration Foundation (CRF) Citizen Scientist Program is a way to be involved and help protect our beautiful coral reefs here in the Florida Keys. Sea Dwellers Dive Center will be taking scuba charters on a regular basis out to CRF reef sites to monitor planted coralks using the fun, easy-to-use smartphone app, OkCoral, you can use your recreational dives on the Florida Reef Tract to help us answer vital questions about the health and survivorship of our coral outplants. This data will make a significant contribution to the success of our mission of coral restoration!
Your data will help us begin to answer things like “which reef habitat has greater coral survivorship?” or “are there differences in genotype performances?” and many other questions.
Coral Restoration Foundation Citizen Scientists can be snorkelers or divers. All you need is a smartphone* and a way of recording data or taking pictures underwater! Dive Key Largo while helping to preserve our precious Florida Keys Reef!
Sea Dwellers Dive Center “CRF Citizen Scientist Dive Schedule”
…call 1-800-451-3640 for dates & details!
Play the game – Get the… OkCoral App
The OkCoral App quickly brings you up to speed using an intuitive swipe-based game. Playing OkCoral will train you on:
- Identifying the differences between staghorn and elkhorn corals
- How to spot the difference between living and dead corals
- Identifying corals that have grown together and fused, and those that haven’t
Get Involved, help preserve the Reefs for generations to come!
-Your Sea Dwellers Dive Center Staff