Calling all citizen scientists!
This year, we are challenging divers and snorkelers to conduct and submit 20 or more REEF surveys during the year 2020. It's our 20 in 2020 Challenge!
It's easy to participate: go diving or snorkeling and conduct a REEF survey. After you have conducted and submitted 20 surveys, send an email to 202020@REEF.org to notify us. Don't worry if you lose track of where you're at - you can ask us to check at any time.
How it works:
- Surveys must be conducted and submitted during 2020 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31)
- Surveys may be from a single REEF survey region or multiple REEF regions combined
- Surveys can be done by diving or snorkeling
- If you get another 20 surveys, you can receive another decal, and be entered into the grand prize drawing again.
Everyone who completes the 20 in 2020 Challenge will get a special decal and be entered into a drawing to win a prize.
Those completing the challenge will also have the opportunity to purchase a limited-edition 20 in 2020 long-sleeve rash guard (photo below).
New to REEF surveying? You don't have to be an expert to get started. Anyone can participate in the Volunteer Fish Survey Project; no matter if you know little to nothing about fish ID, are an expert at fish ID, or anything in between. Get started by viewing a quick video: