Who are we?
The Palm Beach County Reef Research Team is a group of volunteer sport divers operating under the auspices of
the Florida Oceanographic Society, a non-profit conservation
organization. The Team was formed in 1991 to monitor the artificial reefs on a regular basis, using funding supplied from the State of Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Currently the FY2003-2004 grant funds the monitoring of 25 artificial and 3 natural reefs.
What do we do?
The Team's mission is to observe, collect, document and record scientific data for use
in further enhancing our marine habitats. We map, conduct fish counts, and monitor invertebrate status on many of Palm Beach County's man-made and natural reefs, under both funded and unfunded projects. We inform state and local officials and the general public of the results, and of the need for protecting all reefs. You can review some of the data in the
Fish Reports and
Dive Reports sections of our web site.
When and Where?
We hold general and planning meetings monthly which are open to members and the public. The general meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Besides a short training session on fish or invertebrates, an outside speaker presents a talk on a topic of general interest to all. See the Announcements page for speaker and schedule information.
The general meetings are held in Building 509 of the ERM complex, on 5th Street across from the Palm Beach Airport. Exit I-95 west on Belvedere. 5th street is the first right past Congress.
Weekend reef monitoring dives are scheduled off dive boats operating out of one of the four inlets in Palm Beach County. See the Dive Schedule page for more information.
Cassandra Weith takes a fish count
at the bridge house on Royal Palm reef.
How Can you Join?
Come to our next meeting and join, or
sign up online and mail your first year's dues.
For more information call:
Lin Creel at (561)615-6011, or
Connie Gasque at (561)655-2918.