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

SEFCRI Welcomes New Technical Advisory Committee Members

Lauren Waters
Assistant Manager

In the past, members of the Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative’s (SEFCRI) Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) were experts in pollution issues. The SEFCRI Team realized that with the start of “Our Florida Reefs” they needed experts in a variety of topics. The “Our Florida Reefs” Community Working Groups will be discussing reef management options. Therefore, the SEFCRI wanted to make sure to have experts in topics like natural resource management and climate change. The SEFCRI Vice-Chairs reviewed many applications and selected 24 new TAC members. Please welcome the following members to our team:

 

Ken Banks, Broward County

Joe Boyer, Plymouth State University

James Byrne, The Nature Conservancy

Nancy Craig, Broward County

Dick Dodge, Nova Southeastern University

Phil Dustan, College of Charleston

John Fauth, University of Central Florida

Piero Gardinali, Florida International University

Dave Gilliam, Nova Southeastern University

Lew Gramer, University of Miami

Kurtis Gregg, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Dale Griffin, United States Geological Survey

Judy Lang, Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment

Diego Lirman, University of Miami

Jose Lopez, Nova Southeastern University

Kate Lunz, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Arthur Mariano, University of Miami

Margaret Miller, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration  

Valerie Paul, Smithsonian Marine Station

Esther Peters, George Mason University

Manoj Shivlani, Northern Taiga Ventures, Inc

Jack Stamates, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Brian Walker, Nova Southeastern University

Dana Wusinich-Mendez, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration  



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