Every month, scientists, government agencies, and other groups request raw data from REEF’s Fish Survey Project database. Recent examples of data requests and uses include:
- A researcher from the Ecology and Evolution Program at Rutgers University is using REEF data to understand bio-cultural homogenization on reefs.
- REEF data on California Sea Cucumber were provided to a researcher from Pacific Shellfish Institute to evaluate the status of the species in the REEF Pacific region (California through Alaska).
- REEF data on a wide variety of predatory fish species were provided to a graduate student at Florida Gulf Coast University who is researching the biogeography of ciguatera-causing dinoflagellates in the Florida Keys.
- Data from Mike's Beach in Washington State was provided to a PhD student at Oregon State in Fisheries in order to evaluate status and trends at that popular dive site.