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September 30, 2021
Continue Protecting Goliath Groupers

To the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Reef Relief continues to publicly oppose any type of harvest on the critically endangered Goliath Grouper. Goliath Groupers are a special sight to see while snorkeling. Their large presence complimented by their calm demeanor gives snorkelers and divers alike an experience to remember. When our younger coral […]

August 13, 2021

Plastic can be found in many of the items that people use on a daily basis. Despite the benefits that make it popular, the overuse of plastic is taking a heavy toll on the environment, particularly the ocean. For many years, throwing away a plastic bottle was done with little thought, and even today, many […]

June 1, 2021
Protect the Goliath grouper population

Reef Relief publicly opposes any type of harvest on the critically endangered Goliath grouper. Top predators like the Goliath Grouper are essential in maintaining a balanced ecosystem. Goliath groupers nearly faced extinction in the 1980’s due to overfishing. As a result, both the federal and state government instituted a complete ban on take – they […]

May 21, 2020
Lesson 27: Conservation and Review

Conservation and Virtual Lesson Wrap Up Key Points: Review Polls What is Conservation? How can humans conserve the environment? How can you help? Reduce, Reuse, Recycling Carbon Footprint Volunteer Opportunities School Fundraisers Clean ups Writing your local Government Planting mangroves and other trees Educating Others Virtual lesson review Worksheets: Worksheet 1- Conservation Worksheet Conservation Worksheet- […]

May 20, 2020
Lesson 26: Kelp Forests

Topic: Kelp Forests Key Points: What is kelp? Where are kelp forests found? What lives in a kelp forest? How do these ecosystems compare? What are the benefits for kelp forests? Worksheets: Worksheet 1: Compare Ecosystems Worksheet 1-Ecosystems compare 1-Ecosysetms compareANSWERS Worksheet 2: Food Web Worksheet 2- Food web worksheet Videos: […]

May 17, 2020
Lesson 25: The Arctic and Antarctica

Topic: The Arctic and Antarctica Key Points: Where they are located Geography Weather Animals Compare and Contrast Worksheets: Worksheet 1: Arctic vs Antarctica Worksheet 1- arctic vs antarctic compare Worksheet 2: Who am I? Worksheet 2- Who Am I Worksheet 2- Who Am IANSWERS Videos: References:

May 14, 2020
Lesson 24: Extraordinary Fish

Extraordinary Fish! Key Points: Adaptations Fastest Fish Largest Bony Fish Largest Fish Longest Bony Fish Smallest Bony Fish Why are fish poisonous? Most Poisonous Why are some fish colorful? What is camouflage? Brightest Colored Fish* Best at Camouflage* Best Parenting* Deepest Living Fish Worksheets: Speedy Species! Speedy Species Speedy Species answers Name that Adaptation Name […]

May 12, 2020
Lesson 23: Rays

Topic: Rays Key Points: What is a fish Classes of fish Sharks vs Rays Body Characteristics Defense Species Examples Worksheets: Worksheet 1: Fish Compare Worksheet 1- fish compare Worksheet1- fish compareANSWERS Worksheet 2: Ray Species Worksheet 2- Ray Species Worksheet 2- Ray SpeciesANSWERS Videos: References:

May 10, 2020
Lesson 22: Invasive species

Topic: Invasive Species Key Points: Invasive vs non-native vs Native What makes a species invasive? Pathways Popular invasive species What is being done to fight invasive species How can you help Worksheets: Worksheet 1: Pathways Worksheet 1- pathways Worksheet 1- pathways ANSWERS Worksheet 2- Common Invasive Species Worksheet 2- Common invasive species Worksheet 2- Common […]

May 7, 2020
Lesson 21: Marine Science Careers

Marine Science Careers Key Points: What is Marine Science? Who can you work for? Government, Non profit, Business, University, Individual Job fields: Research -Lab -In the field Policy -Environmental Law -Influencing policy decisions with scientific evidence -Marine protected areas and fishing regulations Education and Outreach -Schools -Spreading awareness to communities -Ecotourism Restoration -Coral and ecosystem restoration Rescue, […]