Exploring the trend of travelers seeking to 'take a vacation that counts' and features REEF's Volunteer Fish Survey Project. Active REEF member, Dave Grenda, was interviewed for the piece, and he notes, "I've totally embraced the citizen scientist concept and devote entire summers to research diving." Written by Amanda Castleman.
An analysis of how overfishing is altering coral reefs around the world. The author, Grouper Moon researcher Josh Stewart, discusses the plight of aggregating species such as Nassau Grouper as one example and shares his experiences with research being conducted by REEF in the Cayman Islands.
2010 Our World Underwater Scholar and Grouper Moon researcher, Josh Stewart, recounts his time in the field studying the iconic Nassau Grouper as part of REEF's Grouper Moon Project. The article provides an overview of the research being done and why protecting the Nassau Grouper's spawning aggregations makes sense to ensure the future of the species.
As part of a current REEF training project in the Pacific Northwest that is funded by The Russell Family Foundation, regional REEF instructor, Janna Nichols, has organized free training sessions around the region in order to enlist new divers into the Volunteer Survey Project. The TRFF project also includes funding for periodic boat dives that are open to active REEF surveyors in order to provide opportunities and incentive for existing REEF surveyors to stay involved and increase their surveyor skill level.