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

CRCP Welcomes New Staff

Meghan Balling, Fishing, Diving & Other Uses Coordinator

CRCP welcomes Our Florida Reefs (OFR) Program Assistant, Daron Willison, who will be working with CRCP staff to ensure that OFR continues to move forward and pick up steam! Daron comes with a Bachelor of Arts in Marine Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts in Ecosystem Science and Policy, with a minor in Political Science from the University of Miami at the Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science. Daron recently returned from the Philippines where she designed and carried out her own independent research experiment to test the effects of light and color treatments on settlement and survivorship in three species of coral larvae. Daron’s scholastic background and field experience make her a great fit to assist in coordination and facilitation for the Our Florida Reefs Community Planning Process. 



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