Who are we?
The Palm Beach County Reef Research Team is a group of volunteer sport divers operating under the auspices of
the Palm Beach Zoo, 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. We are currently monitoring 25 artificial and 3 natural reefs out of the 4 inlets of the county.
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. The general meetings are held at the Vista Center, 2300 N. Jog Road, West Palm Beach, FL.
Planning mmeetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month from 7 - 8:30 pm at Duffy’s Sports GGrill, 4746 N. Congress Avenue, Boynton Beach, FL. Participants are invited to meet at 6:30 pm to order ddinner (optional).
Weekend reef monitoring dives are scheduled off dive boats operating out of one of the four inlets in Palm Beach County.
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) 601-5673.