On Sunday, we had the opportunity to train new surveyors! REEF (Reef Environmental Education Foundation) is a marine conservation organization which motivates SCUBA divers and snorkelers to record the marine life they see while in the water. That’s just what we did! After a fish ID review on land, we visited patch reef sites and practiced our identification skills in the field. After we were sure we surveyed the entire site, we came back to Island School and entered our data  on REEF’s website. The information we submit goes into a public database for anyone to view; from scientists and law makers to SCUBA divers and beachcombers, our observations impact their decisions about the marine environment!
REEF surveys can be conducted anywhere, and with a little training, by anyone. If you are interested in joining the volunteer survey program, or learning about REEF log onto .