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REEF Volunteer Fish Survey Project

Main Project Information
Presented By REEF - Reef Environmental Education Foundation
Goal Contribute to the understanding of marine ecosystems.
Task Record and upload data of fish you see while diving
Where Global, anywhere on the planet

The Reef Volunteer Fish Survey Project allows volunteer SCUBA divers and snorkelers to collect and report information on marine fish populations. Keep track of the fish you see while scuba diving or snorkeling. Submit those to an online database.

REEF surveys can be done anywhere along coastal areas of North and Central America, Bahamas and Caribbean, tropical eastern Pacific islands, Hawaii, the South Pacific, Central Indo-Pacific, and Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean.

How to Join

Join REEF with a free membership. You can start surveying anytime, with or without a training class, as long as you only record the fish you can POSITIVELY identify. When in doubt, leave it out.

Project Timing This is an ongoing project.
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Special Skills Ability to snorkel or scuba dive.
Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families
Ideal Frequency Just once
Average Time Less than an hour
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity At the beach, In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes, At night
Training Materials
Class Materials
Tags fish, fish id, reef, survey
Project Updated 05/23/2018