Welcome to Citizen Science Corner, our quarterly feature to celebrate those who recently reached a milestone in our Volunteer Fish Survey Project. Here are achievements from April, May and June 2023:

Golden Hamlet Award

Congratulations to Kara Curry, Janet Camp, and Ed Gullekson and Carol Cox for reaching 1000 surveys and joining the Golden Hamlet Club! Check out this article to read more about them.

Juvenile Hamlet Award

The Juvenile Hamlet Award is for individuals who have conducted 500+ REEF surveys. Congratulations to our latest Juvenile Hamlet Club members, Frank Krasovec, Karen Bogart and Daryl Duda! Read more about the Juvenile Hamlet award and others who have achieved it.

Experience Level Advancements

REEF Experience Levels are a way for divers and snorkelers to measure their fish ID knowledge along with their surveying experience. From beginner to expert, you'll find plenty of resources and friends to help you along the way. Experience Levels are achieved by submitting a certain number of surveys and passing a fish ID test. For more info, visit www.REEF.org/experiencelevels. Let's hear it for these REEF members who have advanced an Experience Level!

All listed below are Level 2 unless otherwise noted.

California (CAL)

Brian Dyck
Carl Brooker
Gaurav Prabhudesai
Gina Davis
Jeanne Sabin
Kasie Mays
Lisa Olimpio
Mary Brazer
Min Jung Kim
Nisha Hariharan
Robin Canfield
Victoria Chen

Central Indo-Pacific (CIP)

Byron Bishop - Level 5
Laurie Fulton - Level 5
Kris Karlen - Level 4
Marta Bonatz - Level 3
Mindy Gould - Level 3
Barb Garii
David Ehlert
Lisa Huang
Mark Barnby
Marta Bonatz
Shaina Michael

Hawaii (HAW)

Todd Cliff - Level 5
Andrea Ippen
Angela Arthur
Cathie Becker
David Baasch
Deanna Chandler
Fiona Belmont
Frances Tong
Geri Chandler
John Potts
Karen Wray
Kristi Van Pernis
Marcia Nora
Martin Bjontegard
Maura Hennessy
Steve Brown
Trish Baasch

New England & Eastern Canada (NE)

Maryse Marceau-Grimard

South Pacific (SOP)

Amy Lee - Level 5
Byron Bishop - Level 3
Michaela Peterson - Level 3
Sally Davies - Level 3
Bel Chaves

Tropical Western Atlantic (TWA)

Marilyn Bentley - Level 5
Rachael Lewus - Level 5
Lee Gano - Level 4
Adam Lee - Level 3
Alexis Haag - Level 3 (REEF Fellow)
Caroline Broadbent - Level 3
Joe Stewart - Level 3
Vicki Dixon - Levels 2 and 3
Aaron Mulkey
Adam Lee
Alexandra Born
Alex O'Donnell
Audrey Brooks
Barb Hines
Bibiana Martinez
Braddock Rhodenhiser
Brian Chansky (REEF MCI)
Cameron Grey
Carolyn Corley (REEF MCI)
Chelsea Ankenbrandt
Christopher Moore
Ciara Taylor
Dana Kowalsick
David Cutchall
Delaney Shive
Emily Newsome
Em Holman
Emma Howell
Erik Neugaard
Felicity Mohammadbhoy
Francisco Balderas
Gale Paradis
Gina Davison
Grace Wolf
Graham Moffett
Hannah Owens
Hannah Saglimbeni
Jackie Myers
Jalen Gibbs
Jeff McKinnon
Jessalyn  Justice
Jessica Mitchell
Joe Stewart
Joseph Guzek
Josh Keyser
Katelynn Wixson
Katharine Beare
Katie Cooper
Katie Snow
Kevin Cash
Koy Burnette
Lucie Mobbs
Mackenzie Clark
Marcia  Wiseman
Marhea Fay Pease
Marina Chander
Maya Barboza
Megan Krussman
Meghan Howard
Nora Stinagle
Olivia  Klein
Owen Saperstien
Patrick Byrnes
Rebecca  Ball
Rosie  Bamberger
Rosie Arathoon
Sean Astley
Sophie Moniz
Teddy Parkinson
Trent Snyder
Trish  Finerty
Yaa Quaning
Zoe Munson