Coral reefs support incredible diversity and play a vital role in supporting fisheries, nursery areas, tourism, and shoreline protection.
Water temperature is collected as a basic water quality parameter and can help us understand coral bleaching and disease outbreaks.
The Caribbean spiny lobster is one of the most economically important fisheries in both Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The health of reef fish communities has a large impact on the economies of south Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Seagrass habitats serve as nursery areas for many marine species, supporting a variety of vertebrate and invertebrate life.
Last updated: June 27, 2018