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Southeast Florida Action Network (SEAFAN)

Report marine incidents!
Call the SEAFAN hotline at 866-770-SEFL (7335) or fill out the online report form by clicking on the button below.

The Southeast Florida Action Network (SEAFAN) is a reporting and response system designed to improve the protection and management of southeast Florida’s coral reefs by enhancing marine debris cleanup efforts, increasing response to vessel groundings and anchor damage, and providing early detection of potentially harmful biological disturbances including coral disease and coral bleaching.

Who’s Involved?

The SEAFAN network is comprised of residents and visitors of south Florida who spend time on the water. These include divers, snorkelers, commercial and recreational anglers, boaters, law enforcement personnel, environmental professionals, scientists, and anyone else who uses the water or visits the coast.

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Photo: Pura Vida Divers

Example of a photo sent into SEAFAN network along with a report of sponge disease.

What Areas are Covered?

SEAFAN covers the offshore coral reefs within the northern third of Florida’s Coral Reef, from the northern border of Biscayne National Park in Miami-Dad County to the St. Lucie Inlet in Martin County. This region is known as the Kristin Jacobs Coral Reef Ecosystem Conservation Area (Coral ECA). Marine incidents in the Florida Keys can also be reported to SEAFAN.

You can also check and report beach conditions (weather and surf conditions, tides, crowds, debris, drift algae, jellyfish and more) on Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium’s Beach Conditions Reporting System (BCRS) at VisitBeaches.org or on the MCRS – Mote Marine Laboratory mobile app.

What Should Be Reported?

Report any unusual marine event such as marine debris, vessel groundings, anchor damage, invasive species, harmful algal blooms, fish disease, fish kills, discolored water, coral disease, and coral bleaching.

 

For more information on the current coral disease outbreak affecting our local reefs, check out DEP’s clicking here for the dedicated disease page.

How Does It Work?

SEAFAN combines three separate programs, each of which is designed to reduce a unique threat to southeast Florida’s coral reefs. Click on the program name below to learn more about it.

Click here to see an interactive map of all marine incidents reported to the SEAFAN program of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Coral Reef Conservation Program since 2020.