April is Citizen Science Month, and we're gearing up for one of our biggest citizen science iniatives of the year - the Great Annual Fish Count (GAFC)! Held each July, the GAFC is an initiative to encourage divers and snorkelers to participate in the REEF Volunteer Fish Survey Project. This is a great way for anyone to get involved in citizen science and learn more about marine life by joining in ID classes and group dives.
It's easy and fun to participate in the GAFC! You can work with your local dive shop to organize a marine life ID class and/or a GAFC survey dive during July 2023. To learn more about the Great Annual Fish Count and how to set up an event, visit www.REEF.org/gafc.