Hakai Magazine describes the importance of citizen science in studying the ocean, and highlights the Volunteer Fish Survey Project as well as several other prominent ocean citizen science programs.
An overview of a scientific paper published in January 2019, documenting a precipitous decline in Sunflower Sea Star, primarily linked to the devastating sea star wasting disease epidemic that was wide-spread along the US and Canadian west coast starting in 2013, as well as warming ocean temperatures. The study used almost 11,000 REEF Volunteer Fish Survey Project surveys collected between California and Alaska between 2006 and 2017 to evaluate the massive decline.
REEF Board of Trustees members Ned and Anna DeLoach teach fish identification and citizen science programs each summer at Buddy Dive Resort in Bonaire. Last summer, Scuba Diving magazine editor-in-chief Mary-Frances Emmons joined Ned and Anna to conduct some fish surveys as part of REEF's Volunteer Fish Survey Project.
Written by REEF Board of Trustees members Ned and Anna DeLoach, this article is about the Grouper Moon Project - a successful, 16-year collaboration between REEF, the Cayman Islands Department of Environment and several academic institutions to save the critically endangered Nassau Grouper.
This article summarizes some of the ways to become involved in REEF's marine conservation programs while highlighting how REEF makes an impact.
Ned and Anna DeLoach of REEF's Board of Trustees wrote this article about an exploratory survey project REEF conducted in the Azores to launch the Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean (EAM) survey region.
Carlos and Allison Estape started their own fish count at Alligator Reef, reigniting their passion for scuba diving on their home reef....