Partnerships with the scientific community are a core value of REEF’s mission, and this collaboration has been essential for the success of the REEF Volunteer Fish Survey Project over the last 30 years. We are excited to share a recent monitoring effort undertaken by the Aquarium du Québec and Parc National de l'Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher‑Percé, and coordinated by Dr. Michèle Doucet, a REEF member and retired professor of veterinary medicine. Dr. Doucet and her team will complete REEF surveys around Bonaventure Island in the Gaspésie region of Quebec annually for five years to document status and trends of the marine flora and fauna of the Park. The first surveys were conducted in June 2023, and the team documented 53 species of fish, invertebrates, and algae. (Did you know? REEF surveyors in temperate regions, such as Canada, record all fish species and a select group of invertebrates and algae.) Click here to see the full list of species recorded by Dr. Doucet’s team during the first year of the project. The project is funded by SÉPAQ, Société des établissements de plein air du Québec.