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REEF Fish Identification

Location

Biscayne Bay Environmental Center
1277 NE 79th Street Causeway
Miami, FL 33138
(305) 795-1222

Date and Time

  • Tue, Apr 22, 6 - 9 pm
  • Thu, Apr 24, 1 - 4 pm

Description

REEF Fish Identification: A beginner course that teaches the basics of "fishwatching" including identification of 50 commonly sighted species found in the tropical western Atlantic. All materials provided. An evaluation will be conducted at the end of the training. Anyone scoring an 80% or better on the test and who goes on to complete two fish surveys will become an Experience Level 2 volunteer for Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF).

The REEF Fish Survey Project is a volunteer fish monitoring program that enables volunteer scuba divers and snorkelers to collect and report information on marine fish populations. The data are collected using a fun and easy standardized method, the Roving Diver Technique (RDT), and are housed in a publicly-accessible database on REEF's Website. Data collected by REEF volunteers are used for public education and by a variety of resource management agencies and researchers. For more information on REEF go to: www.REEF.org

Classes are FREE, but space is limited, so reserve your spot early by contacting Coral@dep.state.fl.us with your name and preferred date.

 

 

Last updated: February 27, 2014

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