INTRODUCTION TO BENTHIC AND FISH SURVEY
While being able to conduct rapid species assessments is becoming increasingly more important as a conservation research tool we also want to take a closer look at the reef and the fish that inhabit. Our research team uses the ‘Benthic and Fish Survey”, an off shoot of the reef check methodology.
It’s perfect for everyone who want to join our research team as this method is designed to assess reef health with minimal training. Data on fish species, size and biomass is collected along with the benthic composition of the sea floor using this surveying method. The data is inputted into our databases to contribute to various marine biologist studies of current reef health.