Are you participating in the Conservation Challenge? It's a fun way to get involved in marine conservation and earn collectible stickers for completing different challenges. Get ready to jump in the water (or take a look through your camera's memory card) to complete this month's featured Conservation Challenge: the Discover the Sea Underwater Photography Contest. All you need to do to complete this Conservation Challenge (and earn the corresponding sticker) is enter one or more of your photos into the contest, or simply cast a vote for your favorite photo.

All REEF members may submit photos to the Discover the Sea Photography Contest now through July 31. The contest is open to everyone; you don't have to be a professional photographer to participate. The contest includes six categories: Fish Portrait-Tropical, Fish Portrait-Temperate, Macro, Invertebrate, REEF in Action, and Habitat/Seascape/Environment. Winning photos will be selected based on a popular vote. Online voting will take place in August, and voting links will be shared once the submission period has ended. Check out all the details at For more information about the Conservation Challenge and details about other stickers you can add to your collection, visit

Photo by Ahmed Shawky.