With summer just around the corner, things here at REEF are really getting busy. Our first Field Survey of the season just wrapped up (see the field report from Dominica below) and another group heads out next week to Belize. Many of our Field Survey trips are already full but there is still room in a few, including your chance to explore the reefs of Key Largo with Ned and Anna DeLoach. Check out the trip schedule here. We are also excited to bring you information on the latest scientific publication to feature REEF data. Dr. Ben Holt and his colleagues used fish survey data collected by REEF volunteers to better understand patters of hamlet diversity in the Caribbean. Things are busy on the US west coast with REEF booths at two upcoming dive shows, new training curricula available, and a series of FREE marine life ID classes in California. And if you are a surveyor, be sure to check out the Survey Scoop article below for all of your frequently asked questions.

Thanks to our members for your ongoing support and involvement. We hope you enjoy this issue of REEF-in-Brief