REEF’s mission is to educate and enlist divers in the conservation of marine habitats, and is accomplished primarily through the Volunteer Fish Survey Project.
A great way to learn fish ID while conducting an official reef fish survey!
We will all meet at the Dive Center prior to the afternoon dive trip with REEF staff to discuss Fish ID, reef ecology and the nuts and bolts of conducting a Fish Survey. Afterwards we will all head over to the boat and go out for 2 dives on our beautiful Key Largo reefs! Those that want to participate in the actual REEF fish count can purchase a survey kit from REEF and get to know the marine life on some of the most diverse and lively reefs in the Caribbean! REEF Staff will accompany us on the dive trip also!
Date – Feb 24th, 11am at the Dive Center
Trip Cost $75 – 2 dives, tanks and weights, fish ID Slate, and refreshments
Call the Dive Center at 1-800-451-3640 to book your spot today!
The REEF Fish Count Project was developed in 1990 with support from The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and guidance by the Southeast Fisheries Science Center of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). The project allows volunteer SCUBA divers and snorkelers to collect and report information on marine fish populations in coral reef areas (West Coast of the US and Canada, the South Atlantic States, and the Northeast US & Eastern Canada). The data are collected using a fun and easy standardized method, and are housed in a publicly-accessible database on REEF’s Website. These data are used by a variety of resource agencies and researchers.