One of our favorite ways to kick off the holiday season is by doing something meaningful for the planet. When you join a REEF Field Survey Trip, you have the opportunity to participate in the world's largest ocean citizen science effort, while learning more about marine life and making friends with others who share your passion. There are a few spaces available on our REEF Field Survey Trip to the Gardens of the Queen marine park in Cuba, coming up on Dec. 11-18. The Gardens of the Queen park is known as one of the best-preserved marine environments in the Caribbean, with frequent sightings of large predators like snapper, grouper, and sharks. It's also one of the few places where you have a chance to see both the Fairy Basslet and the rare Golden Fairy Basslet - check out this month's Fish of the Month article to read more. Trip attendees will conduct fish surveys in this unique location and contribute valuable survey information to REEF's online database. Click here for more information about the trip.
Be sure to also check out the 2022 and 2023 REEF Trips by visiting www.REEF.org/trips. REEF Trips are led by marine life experts, and include diving, seminars about fish identification, and plenty of fun with friends. Snorkelers, families, and non-divers are also welcome. Contact trips@REEF.org for more information or to sign up for a trip today!