Common Sea Fans (<em>Gorgonia ventilina</em>) are one of several species of sea fans found in southeast Florida. Sea fans are also classified as soft corals or gorgonians.

Common Sea Fans (Gorgonia ventilina) are one of several species of sea fans found in southeast Florida. Sea fans are also classified as soft corals or gorgonians.

Photo: Chantal Collier

Juvenile bluehead wrasses swim along the reef in Palm Beach.

Juvenile bluehead wrasses swim along the reef in Palm Beach.

Photo: Joe Marino

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Southeast Florida Reef News

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coral Fellow Joins Program

By Joanna Walczak
Assistant Manager/ Maritime Industry & Coastal Construction Impacts Project Coordinator

The FDEP CRCP would like to welcome the 2010 NOAA Coral Management Fellow, Todd McCabe.  Todd joined the FDEP CRCP on January 11, 2010, and will be actively involved in helping to complete and implement the Maritime Industry and Coastal Construction Impacts (MICCI) Local Action Strategy (LAS) projects, reviewing coastal construction permits, and providing general program support.   Todd has an undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a Master’s degree in Environmental Science from Ohio University.

Todd has worked for the Forfar Field Station on Andros Island, he was a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in the Philippines, and he was most recently working with an engineering consulting firm in Kansas City, MO doing Habitat and Environmental Assessments.   Please join us in welcoming Todd to the FDEP CRCP and his new role in SEFCRI.

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