November 2, 2017
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REEF Releases New App for Invasive Lionfish Sightings for iPhone & Android

Divers and lionfish hunters can now view and report lionfish sightings and removals in real-time throughout the invaded region. By Amy Lee, REEF Trips Program and Communications Manager Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) is pleased to announce the official release of “REEF Lionfish Sightings,” a map-based app that will allow […]
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November 28, 2016
Clusters of staghorn corals at restoration site on White Banks Reef. Photographer: Alex Neufeld, Coral Restoration Foundation

Florida reef tract restoration efforts scaling

Coral Restoration Foundation has been awarded $2.1 million in funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to restore eight reefs along the Florida Reef Tract to levels outlined in NOAA’s Acropora Recovery Plan. Out of 17 coastal habitat restoration organizations that were selected for funding through NOAA’s Community-based […]
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October 27, 2016
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‘Awe and respect’: Cayman youth swim with sharks for documentary

By James Whittaker With around 40 lemon sharks circling the boat, 17-year-old Matteo Pollini admits he felt a flutter of nerves before he jumped in. But by the end of five days of diving in the chummed up waters of Tiger Beach off the Bahamas, the fear was gone. The […]
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October 24, 2016
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Lions on the Line Illustrates Impact of Lionfish on Reefs

By David Rainer Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources For those who don’t live near the Alabama Gulf Coast, you might not be aware that Gov. Robert Bentley declared a Lionfish Awareness Day recently. The reason for the public declaration was to coincide with the Lions on the Line […]
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October 3, 2016
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New Reef Off Alabama Reveals Partnership Possibilities

By David Rainer Another artificial reef was deployed off the Alabama Gulf Coast this week in Alabama’s vast artificial reef zone. While a reef deployment may not seem like news, this was indeed special because it could change the way industrial and corporate entities view options for recycling materials. The […]
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August 26, 2016
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Lionfish Challenge Encourages Removal of Nearly 10,000 Lionfish So Far

News Release By Amanda Nalley | FWC A total of 9,216 lionfish have been removed from Florida waters so far thanks to participants in the Lionfish Challenge and Panhandle Pilot Program. Since the May 14 kickoff, 68 divers have entered the statewide Lionfish Challenge, which rewards divers for taking 50 or more […]
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August 3, 2016
Guy Harvey diving for lionfish. Harvey’s Fort Lauderdale-based Outpost Resorts is launching a seven-day diving excursion in Cuba. Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts

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Guy Harvey Launching Underwater Expedition in Cuba

By Chabeli Herrera | Miami Herald The expedition to discover Cuba is going underwater. Marine wildlife artist and conversationalist Guy Harvey’s Fort Lauderdale-based Outpost Resorts is launching a weeklong diving trip to the Caribbean island in September — lionfish derby included. Read more…
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June 24, 2016
Although lionfish have no controlling predators in the invaded range, diver removals are an effective method of reducing lionfish populations. ©REEF

REEF 2016 Summer Lionfish Derby Series Dates Released

Key Largo, Florida – June 16th, 2016 This summer, Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) will be hosting their 8th Annual Summer Lionfish Derby Series.  Lionfish Derbies are competitions where divers and snorkelers compete to bring in the most lionfish in a single day for over $3,500 in cash prizes.  Since […]
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June 3, 2016
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Construction Completed for Southeast Florida Coral Reef Restoration Project

~Former ship-grounding sites stabilized and restored to encourage habitat recovery~ FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) has completed the first large-scale, agency-led coral reef restoration project in the Southeast Florida Reef Tract. CRCP spearheaded the Coral Reef Stabilization and Rehabilitation Project in […]
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May 27, 2016
A satellite-signal tagged mako shark is returned to the wild by Guy Harvey. A mako called Matt J. has been circling off Charleston. PROVIDED BY GUY HARVEY RESEARCH INSTITUTE

‘Alpha Predator’ Mako Shark Circling Waters off Charleston

By Bo Petersen | The Post and Courier Easy, now. A mako shark is not a great white. It is, though, a more compact version of the shark considered the largest predator in the ocean. Like the great white, a mako is an alpha creature built for speed, big enough […]
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May 4, 2016
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Alabama Sets Snapper Season in State Waters

By David Rainer Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Alabama has an extremely valuable resource in waters off our state’s coastline. It combines great fisheries with manmade structures to create the nation’s premier reef fish destination. The Alabama Artificial Reef Program has overseen the deployment of 15,000-plus structures in […]
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March 28, 2016
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Collector’s Edition – Spring 2012

Baffled by billfish – tagging Caribbean billfish reveals previousily unknown information about the great distances these majestic creatures travel.  Plus, Chef Justin Harry shares his style and recipes from Tradewinds Island Resorts. Other articles of interest include:  Boating Green and Shallow Water tools. Buy this back issue for $10 (includes […]
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March 23, 2016
Students dissect lionfish to look for prey items during marine biology class at Gulf Breeze High School Monday February 29, 2016 in Gulf Breeze, Florida. (Michael Spooneybarger/ CREO)

UWF, Local Schools Team To Study Effects Of Lionfish

By Richard Conn | WUWF The highly invasive lionfish has been become a dominant predator since it was first documented in the Gulf off Pensacola in 2010. Armed with venomous spines, a voracious appetite and no natural predator, it’s common to find 50 to 60 lionfish on just one reef, […]
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March 23, 2016
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Researchers, Restaurateurs Tackle Lionfish Problem

By Mike Ensley | UWF Pensacola – While it may be beautiful in a home aquarium, the aggressive and fast-reproducing lionfish is wreaking havoc in the ocean ecosystem and endangering reef habitats. But there might be a way to keep the lionfish in check: by eating it. Researchers and restaurateurs in […]
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March 18, 2016
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Commemorate the USS Oriskany’s Reefing by Diving into History and Nature in the Pensacola Bay Area

News Release By Steve Hayes | Visit Pensacola Visit Pensacola invites adventurers to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the “Great Carrier Reef” Pensacola, Fla. (March 14, 2016) –To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the reefing of the USS Oriskany in May, Visit Pensacola invites explorers of all ages to visit this historic seaport, located […]
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March 18, 2016
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The Third Leg of the Guy Harvey Outpost Outfitter Full Moon Treasure Dives Get Underway March 23

By John Bell POMPANO BEACH, FL—MARCH 16, 2016— A sea hunt in The Florida Keys and off Pompano Beach will give local divers a chance search under the light of the full moon for Guy Harvey collectible coins to redeem for prizes and a season-ending drawing for a bucket-list dive […]
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February 5, 2016

Sailors for the Sea Releases 2016 Ocean Watch Magazine

Turning the Tide, Bold Stories that Signal a Blue Future Sailing, science and stunning photographs create an amazing foundation for understanding ocean health issues and learning how to take action  Newport, Rhode Island (January 19, 2016) – Sailors for the Sea, the leading conservation organization that engages, educates, inspires and activates the […]
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February 1, 2016
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Things You Should Know About Guy Harvey and Recreational Anglers

1)  Guy grew up fishing in Jamaica and is a lifelong recreational angler.  2) In the past 40 or more years, recreational anglers have been the true marine conservationists. Catch and release practices among recreational anglers is a growing trend, not to mention that anglers have strict regulations they follow. […]
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