Become a Coral Reef Bleaching Monitor with BleachWatch

Attention: Southeast Florida reef lovers, snorkelers, and SCUBA divers- The Florida Coral Reefs need your help!

This Summer, you can help fight the rise of coral bleaching and disease along Southeast Florida’s coasts with comprehensive BLEACHWATCH TRAINING and reporting tools to expertly assist the State of Florida’s monitoring system in tracking the various signs of coral bleaching & disease, and their locations.

The Summer 2018 BleachWatch Training program, sponsored in part by Friends of Our Florida Reefs, and coordinated by the FDEP Coral Program offers 4 FREE evening introductory classes across the Tri-County area with space for 150 students (registration suggested), and also features 2 weekend workshops for advanced divers interested in becoming certified BleachWatch Instructors (space very limited).

The 2018 Summer BleachWatch Training starts the evening of June 11 in Palm Beach County at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center, with additional evening introductory BleachWatch classes in Broward (June 20 & 27) and Miami-Dade (July 12). For more details, class locations and registration options, please see the attached flyer and/or visit online:

Evening introductory BLEACHWATCH classes are FREE & OPEN to the Public (walk-ins OK, but registration highly suggested). Those interested are encouraged to register and join a BleachWatch class, learn, and help conserve/protect the SE Florida Reefs with their trained observations.

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