REEF in the News

The Worst Marine Invasion Ever

Publication: 
Slate
Publication Date: 
07/01/2013
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An excellent review of the extent of the lionfish invasion and the importance of getting involved to save native species.

Get Together: Lionfish Derbies

Publication: 
Scuba Diving
Publication Date: 
06/01/2013
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Whether you're diving for a cause of just because - being with good people makes for good times. Participate in REEF's 2013 Lionfish Derby Series and help reduce local lionfish populations. www.REEF.org/lionfish/derbies

Get Together: Fish Counts

Publication: 
Scuba Diving
Publication Date: 
06/01/2013
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Whether you're diving for a cause of just because - being with good people makes for good times. Participate in 2013 Great Annual Fish Count events. www.fishcount.org

Vancouver woman named Diver of the Year

Publication: 
The Columbian
Publication Date: 
05/29/2013
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Fisher-Mill Plain -- Maybe Janna Nichols spends more time underwater than she does up here. According to the Dive News Network, Vancouver resident Nichols is a scuba instructor, Diving Safety Officer for Washington State University Vancouver and a scientific diver for the American Academy of Underwater Sciences. As a volunteer, she has conducted more than 700 marine life surveys for the Reef Environmental Education Foundation; she has taught fish-identification classes and webinars ("fishinars"); and her underwater photography has appeared guidebooks, newspapers and websites. Now, Nichols has been named Diver of the Year for 2013 by the Dive News Network. Dive into more about Nichols at http://www.pnwscuba.com.

Citizen Science in Ecology: can it Compare to Professionally-Gathered Data?

Publication: 
Links to the Damn Paper.org
Publication Date: 
03/14/2013
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The author deconstructs a recent scientific study published in the journal Methods in Ecology and Evolution that compares data collected by REEF surveyors with surveys collected by professional scientists.

Marine diversity study proves value of citizen science

Publication: 
Phys.org
Publication Date: 
03/12/2013
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Citizen science surveys compare well with traditional scientific methods when it comes to monitoring species biodiversity – according to new research from the University of East Anglia. Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-03-marine-diversity-citizen-science.html#jCp

Fisherman Surprised by Humpback Grouper

Publication: 
Miami Herald
Publication Date: 
01/06/2013
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A Humpback Grouper was recently captured off the Florida Keys. REEF's Lad Akins positively identifies the exotic fish, and encourages vigilant monitoring to prevent another invasive species.

Key Largo Artificial Reef Blossoms After 10 Years

Publication: 
redOrbit
Publication Date: 
05/17/2012
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Hands On Holidays

Publication: 
Geico Now
Publication Date: 
05/15/2012
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Exploring the trend of travelers seeking to 'take a vacation that counts' and features REEF's Volunteer Fish Survey Project. Active REEF member, Dave Grenda, was interviewed for the piece, and he notes, "I've totally embraced the citizen scientist concept and devote entire summers to research diving." Written by Amanda Castleman.

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