REEFNotes Newsletter

REEFnotes was a printed newsletter distributed to all REEF members in the US and Canada between the years of 1994 and 2007. REEF now distributes all of our newsletters electronically. Join REEF today to start receiving your issue of our e-enews each month.

The current and past issues of REEFnotes are available to download as portable document files (.pdf). In order to open these documents you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free from the Adobe Website. Please note that some of the older issues are large files

In addition to articles on REEF activities, fish ID tips, and marine environmental topics, each issue features a letter from REEF's Executive Director, a current list of REEF Field Stations, a current list of REEF Field Surveys, a list of REEF's most active surveying members with at least 20 surveys, and a list of contributing members and sponsors.

Spring 2002

  • Grouper Moon Project
  • 2nd Fish and Benthic Monitoring Workshop
  • Survey Expedition to Venezuela Yields Exciting Finds
  • REEF Marine Conservation Center
  • Aquarius
  • The Evolution of Fishwatching
  • Member Article - Ma and Pa Dive Site #1
  • GAFC is turning 10!
  • Fishwatching in our National Marine Sanctuaries Photo Contest
  • Science Update - Applications for Pacific Northwest Invertebrate Data
  • MPA News- California Marine Life Protection Act
  • New Staff Additions
  • WWW.REEF.ORG - What's New
  • REEF Field Station of Cozumel Aqua Safari
Download - spring02.pdf (434.72 KB)

Fall 2001

  • REEF Headquarters Relocates
  • Divers and Snorkelers Make the GAFC a Great Success
  • REEF Goes to the Boy Scout Jamboree
  • REEF Adds New Components to the Fish Survey Project
  • Pacific Northwest Invertebrate Monitoring
  • Sea Turtle Sighting Program
  • Jewfish Now Called Goliath Grouper
  • Member Article - Hawaiian Parrotfish....Not Your Typical Fish Story
  • Chevron Conservation Award
  • Science Update
  • MPA News
  • Third Annual Event Celebrates REEF's Success
  • Volunteer of the Year - Audrey Smith
  • REEF Internship
  • Fairy Basslet Sighted in the Florida Keys
  • Sustainable Seas Expeditions 2001
  • Contributions to REEF - How You Can Help
Download - fall01.pdf (465.46 KB)

Summer 2001

  • REEF Tours California
  • The Great American Fish Count is Here!
  • Fish and Benthic Monitoring Workshop Conducted in La Parguera, Puerto Rico
  • MPA News
  • Tortugas Ecological Reserve Becomes a Reality
  • Member Article - Fish Identification Skills
  • REEF Wins Gulf Guardian Award
  • REEF Internship
  • School Groups Participate in Fish Survey Project
  • Vandenberg Survey Project
  • You're Never Too Old...Or Too Young
  • Recycling at REEF
  • Books Benefit
Download - summer2001.pdf (325.11 KB)

December 2000

  • Moving Into the New Millennium - Gets a New Look
  • New Board Member Joins REEF
  • New Garden Eel Discovered in the Caribbean
  • Exotic Batfish Gets New Home
  • One Fish, Two Fish - REEF's Annual Fish Count
  • MPA News - The Tortugas Ecological Reserve
  • Jewfish Population Study
  • Member Article - The California Sheephead
  • Product Review: The ReefNet CD-ROM
  • Go With High IQ Dive Guides
  • REEF Internship
  • Tran boundary Reserve in the Pacific Northwest
  • A View From the Kelp
Download - december2000.pdf (818.56 KB)

Spring/Summer 2000

  • Caribbean Livaboards Offering Fish Counts
  • Second Advisory Board Meeting and Sustainer's Social A "Fishy" Time
  • REEF Certificates of Merit Available
  • Bonaire Dive Festival
  • Monitoring Contracts
  • MPA News
  • REEF Internship
  • Volunteer of the Year 1999 - Tom Isgar
  • Great American Fish Count: Event Focused on Partnerships
  • What's Happening in Research - Bonaire Marine Park, AGRRA, Florida Keys NMS
  • NOAA's Biogeography Program Looking At REEF Data in New Ways
  • Reef Fish Distribution Atlas Coming Soon
  • New REEF Starter Kits
  • Advanced Assessment Team Information
  • Tropical Eastern Pacific... REEF Has Arrived
  • Hawaii Here We Come!
  • Invasive and Exotic Species Sighted
  • Invertebrates in the Pacific Northwest- A New Component to the Living REEF Project
Download - springsummer2000.pdf (674.91 KB)

Winter 2000

  • REEF Joins Forces with Florida's Department of Environmental Protection
  • First Annual Sustainer's Social Sponsored by Cayman Islands a Big Hit
  • REEF Collaborates on a Research Expedition to the Cayman Islands
  • REEF Field Station of Northwest Florida Off to a Fast-Swimming Start
  • Research Happenings
  • Sustainable Seas... Onward and Downward
  • What Are Marine Reserves? What Can You Do?
  • Expansions- Gulf of California and the Pacific Northwest
  • Divers Outlet Gears Up For Fish ID
  • Fenn Valley Supports REEF
  • REEF Interns Gain Valuable Experience
  • Welcome Leslie! Our Newest Staff Person
  • Los Roques, Venezuela Yields 203 Species in 1 Week
Download - winter2000.pdf (993.74 KB)

Spring 1999

  • Sustainable Seas Expedition: Venture to the Deep
  • REEF and PADI Project AWARE Launch Fish Identification Specialty at DEMA 99
  • Linda Schillinger Awarded 1998 Volunteer of the Year
  • REEF's Conservation and Science Efforts
  • AGRA- To Rapidly Assess Coral Reef Health
  • REEF Brings Volunteer Monitoring to Oregon, Washington, and BC
  • REEF Plans Expansion to the Gulf of California
  • Fabulous Flounders
  • 3rd Annual Bonaire Dive Festival
Download - spring99.pdf (331.01 KB)

Fall/Winter 1998/1999

  • The Nature Conservancy Honors REEF
  • Members Raise Money for REEF
  • Great American Fish Count - Great in '98
  • REEF Intern Wins Prized Scholarship
  • Featured Field Survey- Flower Garden Banks and Stetson Bank National Marine Sanctuary
  • PADI Project AWARE Specialty Course
  • The Dance of the Lizardfish
  • Fall Festivities
  • REEF Manual Now Available
Download - fallwinter9899.PDF (7.54 MB)

Volume 4, Issue 2 Spring 1997

  • Celebrate the Holidays with the National Great American Fish Count
  • Coral to Spawn During Key Largo Field Survey
  • Sweet Music- Country Band Little Texas Supports REEF
  • Ocean Fest
  • Fish Web at
  • Research Team Seeks Fish Tumor Observations
  • Scholarship Opportunities
  • You Bet Your Wrasses
  • Jewfish Identification and Tagging Program
  • REEF Team Takes an Early Look at the Capt. Keith Tibbetts
Download - vol4no2.PDF (4.81 MB)

Volume 3, Issue 2 December 1996

  • Nature Conservancy Signs Memorandum of Agreement
  • A Challenge to Our Members From the Munson and the Henry Foundations
  • Grouper ID
  • Volunteer of the Year - Ann Aikins
  • Chromises: The Sunshine Fish
  • Quick Identification: The Yellow Stingray
Download - vol3no2.pdf (1.24 MB)
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