Surveying coral reef fishes : a manual for data collection, processing, and interpretation of fish survey information for the tropical Northwest Atlantic
In order to utilize the untapped resources of volunteers, REEF and TNC, in active partnership, established the REEF Fish Survey Project. The Project involves the training and mobilization of a large corps of volunteers and is currently the only program with the technical and organizational ability to gather marine biodiversity data in a systematic and reliable manner. Objectives of the project are: 1.) to provide training and education opportunities for SCUBA divers and snorkelers to learn to identify and appreciate marine life 2.) to make data and summary reports readily accessible to the marine science, resource management, and conservation communities 3.) to promote the diving community as conservation-minded and active partner in the long-term protection of coral reefs and other marine systems 4.) to encourage support and implementation of effective marine conservation strategies developed through government, private or public frameworks
Reef Environmental Education Foundation
Key Largo, FL
marine, volunteers, management
Biology | Marine Biology
Schmitt Lavin, Emily F.; Deena W. Feeley; and Kathleen M. Sullivan-Sealey. Surveying coral reef fishes : a manual for data collection, processing, and interpretation of fish survey information for the tropical Northwest Atlantic. Key Largo, FL: Reef Environmental Education Foundation.