Take A Survey To Protect Florida’s Coral Reefs

by | Oct 23, 2014 | Corals, Fish, Science | 0 comments

fl-reef-survey-20141023-001Calling all Floridians, or anyone who engages in fishing, diving or boating in the Atlantic Ocean, from Miami Dade to Martin County, to take the Our Florida Reefs Survey. The survey focuses on coastal and ocean recreation on the Southeast coast of Florida. After giving your email, you receive a link to take the quiz. When you fill in your date and recreational sport, a interactive Florida map allows you to map where you have had recent activity. The surveys data will be used to determine the areas of visitors to each area, and develop management strategies to effectively balance resource use with protection of the area. Currently there is no management plan for the Southeast Florida reefs. These seems like a great first step to determine what can be and needs to be done to protect Florida’s reefs.MORE

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    Francis is a marine biologist with an MBA and over 20 years of professional aquarium experience. Francis is the former Aquatic Development Manager at Hagen USA., makers of Fluval brand aquarium products. He co-stars on Nat Geo WILD's reality TV series Fish Tank Kings where he is the resident "Fish Geek" and was Director of Marketing at Living Color Aquariums. He is an avid explorer having visited over 45 countries and lived in 7. At 17, he was among the youngest aquarists ever hired by the Vancouver Aquarium, where he worked for 7 years. His aquatic biology experience ranges from larval fish rearing to the design, construction and operational management of renowned public aquariums around the world. Francis is currently head of marketing at the world's largest vertically integrated fish farming company.

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