The Palm Beach County Reef Research Team (PBCRRT) is a group of volunteer scuba divers operating under the auspices of The Palm Beach Zoo, a non-profit conservation organization. The Team was formed in 1991 to monitor the artificial reefs on a regular basis. PBCRRT works closely with Palm Beach County’s Department of Environmental Resources Management, which has obtained grants to underwrite the Team’s monitoring costs since 1996.
What We Do
The Team’s mission is to observe, collect, document and record scientific data for use in further enhancing our marine habitats. We map, conduct fish counts, and monitor invertebrate status on many of Palm Beach County’s man-made and natural reefs, under both funded and unfunded projects. We inform state and local officials and the general public of the results and of the need for protecting all reefs.
We are seeking new members to join the Team. If you live in or near Palm Beach County and are an advanced certified Nitrox diver looking to volunteer, learn an underwater skill and make new friends, please come to one of our monthly meetings! For more information, please visit www.pbcreefteam.com
Palm Beach County Reef Research Team also has a Facebook group and invites FB participants to join our public group.
Also, please visit PBCRRT’s YouTube page, accessed by clicking the YouTube arrow symbol at the top right of our blog pages.