Red Alert Diving joins REEF.org in Marine Conservation
REEF conserves marine environments worldwide. Our mission is to protect biodiversity and ocean life by actively engaging and inspiring the public through citizen science, education, and partnerships with the scientific community.
Red Alert Diving will be hosting REEF Fishinars, and promoting the Volunteer Fish Survey Project.
REEF’s mission, to educate and enlist divers in the conservation of marine habitats, is accomplished primarily through the Volunteer Fish Survey Project. The Project was developed in 1990 with support from The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and guidance by the Southeast Fisheries Science Center of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). The project allows volunteer SCUBA divers and snorkelers to collect and report information on marine fish populations as well as selected invertebrate and algae species in temperate reef areas (West Coast of the US and Canada, the South Atlantic States, and the Northeast US & Eastern Canada). The data are collected using a fun and easy standardized method, and are housed in a publicly-accessible database on REEF’s Website. These data are used by a variety of resource agencies and researchers. Visit here to learn more about the REEF Survey program.