REEF Fish I.D - Fish I.D Counts & Surveys
Roatan Dive Center is a REEF Field Station and we carry out Fish I.D Surveys and counts for fun during your Eco Divemaster Internship.
This is part of your learning process, and we feel that the REEF Curriculum style is both fun and rewarding and comprehensive hence the reason we chose it to be included within our program. The REEF Fish I.D Presentation follow both Narrated visual and Instructor lead presentations, coupled with REEF Fish I.D Books and Local Fish I.D Materials. There are 21,000+ species of Fish and 4,000 Corals you'll have a solid foundation knowledge of the Caribbean REEF Fish befoe you finish your Internship.
Put together by REEF and their Marine Biologists is a Basic Fish I.D overview through a dedicated REEF Fish I.D Presentation.
The presentation looks at Fish families and how fish are named and how to I.D them.
We'll discuss the reef and location of the local Fish, such as plankton feeders, herbivores, and carnivores.
We require Candidates to be self-motivated in learning the different Fish, during dives and through post-dive referencing.
A Little About R.E.E.F
REEF was founded in 1990, out of growing concern about the health of the marine environment, and the desire to provide the SCUBA diving community a way to contribute to the understanding and protection of marine populations. REEF achieves this goal primarily through its volunteer fish monitoring program, the REEF Fish Survey Project. Participants in the Project not only learn about the environment they are diving in, but they also produce valuable information. Scientists, marine park staff, and the general public use the data that are collected by REEF volunteers.
REEF's marine conservation and citizen science programs currently operate in the coastal areas of North and Central America, the Caribbean and Hawaii. Our specific project regions include the Tropical Western Atlantic (Florida, Caribbean, Bahamas, Bermuda, Gulf of Mexico, and Mid-Atlantic States), Northeast US & Canada (Virginia through Newfoundland), West Coast (California through British Columbia),Tropical Eastern Pacific (Gulf of California to the Galapagos Islands), and Hawaiian Islands (main islands, the northwest chain, and Johnston Atoll).
To conserve marine ecosystems for their recreational, commercial, and intrinsic value by educating, enlisting and enabling divers and other marine enthusiasts to become active stewards and citizen scientists. REEF links the diving community with scientists, resource managers, and conservationists through marine life data collection and related activities.
REEF envisions divers and marine enthusiasts actively engaging in marine conservation. With knowledge, training and the opportunity to get involved, these marine citizen scientists make significant and ongoing contributions through REEF’s strategic partnerships with government agencies, science and academic institutions, the non-profit sector, and local communities. Divers and snorkelers are in a unique position to observe and document the many valuable and vulnerable living marine resources. They play an important role in bringing information to the surface that adds to the knowledge base of ocean ecosystems and facilitates informed decision-making. Through REEF’s efforts, marine citizen scientists impart an ethic of stewardship to current and future generations.