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Over 4,500 Reef Sites in 35 Coastal Counties

natural reef with lots of color and fishWe have a lot of GPS numbers! With over 5,000 waypoints in 35 coastal counties listed on our reef GPS coordinate charts, it is impossible for us to verify the accuracy of the coordinates of each site. Storms can move ships, sites disintegrate with age - we want our charts accurate and we need your help. There are also over 600 sites whose numbers were converted by FWC from the old Loran system, we need these numbers confirmed. Our goal is to have the MOST accurate reef GPS numbers anywhere! Our charts are a valuable resource for both anglers and divers.

We encourage reports on why you like a site - let others know why a site is a worthwhile place to visit. Your input will also assist in keeping our reefs in pristine condition by reporting issues that need to be addressed such as the removal of debris, missing mooring buoys, the presence of invasive species like Lionfish or making us aware of hazardous conditions. Spot an unusual species? Let us know.

Each time you visit a site send us a report, even if our numbers are correct, please take a minute to fill out the Reef Report Form below. Where they located easily? Did they move? If so, new numbers? Did you catch many fish? Any tips for fishing or diving the site? Divers, send us your underwater pictures or videos to share with everyone. If you have located a new site, let us know and we will add it to our lists. Thank you for your help!

 

We are Dedicated to Coral Reef Conservation

Seafan logo, big blue branching tree drawingWhen you submit a reef report, you can also do your part to help protect the coral reefs!  The Florida Department of Environmental Protection Coral Reef Conservation Program has developed a new program, the Southeast Florida Action Network (SEAFAN), which allows reef users to report anything that might be a sign of trouble for southeast Florida’s coral reef ecosystem, including:

  • Marine debris
  • Vessel groundings and anchor damage
  • Invasive species
  • Discolored water
  • Coral disease and bleaching
  • Harmful algal blooms, fish disease, and fish kills
  • Other incidents

You can include this information in your reef reports, and we will forward it to SEAFAN, or you can submit a report directly by calling the SEAFAN hotline at 866-770-SEFL or filling out an online form at www.SEAFAN.net

By submitting a report we can keep our charts up to date, and you can also help improve understanding about when and where marine disturbances are taking place, which ultimately helps to improve coral reef conservation.  Everybody wins!  Please take a minute to send us your reef report after visiting sites, even if it is in pristine condition.

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