As 2008 draws to a close, I look back over the last 6 months since I have been at the helm of REEF. It's amazing what a few dedicated staff, a network of incredible partners and a corps of thousands of dedicated volunteers can do! In this issue of REEF-in-Brief, we bring you highlights from a few of the most recent accomplishments. There is also a notice to save the date and join us in February for the 2nd annual For the Love of the Sea Benefit and Auction to be held in Key Largo, Florida. And remember, please keep REEF in mind as you consider your year-end giving to charitable organizations. For those members who have already contributed during our Fall Fundraising Campaign, a big thank you!

Happy holidays and a peaceful new year to you all.

Best Fishes,