The third annual Fish Out of Water Virtual 5K is coming up on June 6-12. If you haven't registered yet, visit www.REEF.org/5K to sign up today! Be sure to register before April 30 to receive the early bird registration rate. When you sign up for the 5K, you will choose to join one of five Fish Teams. Read on to learn more about our 2022 Fish Teams, and you can check out each fish's "race personality" here.
Nassau Grouper are an important predator on Caribbean reefs. Normally solitary and territorial, during the winter full moons they gather together in groups to spawn, making their vulnerable to overfishing.
Lionfish are native to the Indo-Pacific but have made their home in the Western Atlantic and Caribbean as an invasive species. They have long flowing fins and venomous spines.
Whale Sharks are the largest shark species in the world, reaching up to 55 feet in length. Despite their large size, they feed on plankton.
Manta Rays have an average wingspan of 6-16 feet, but can reach almost 30 feet across.
Ocean Sunfish are recognized by their large size and unique shape. They often lie on their sides near the surface of the water to bask in the sunlight.
All participants will receive a limited edition race shirt, downloadable race bib, and sticker set. Proceeds from the 5K will support the REEF Oceans for All Fund, a pooled scholarship fund dedicated to supporting the core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in marine conservation. By participating in the race, you're making a difference in the lives of individuals and the health of the oceans. We hope to see you on the starting line!