Endangered and Invasive Marine SpeciesThe Florida Atlantic University Diving Safety Program supports the conservation and protection of the oceanic and natural environment. It is the policy to help support local, state and national non-profit and governmental agencies which provide tangible natural resource protection services or programs.
Whenever possible, FAU scientific divers should report observation of any endangered or invasive species to the appropriate agencies, or to the Diving Safety Officer. To be the most helpful, data should include the observation, the date, species if known, location (GPS coordinates if available), size and number.
Three animals are of particular local interest and can be reported directly to interested agencies, or to the DSO via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or fax (561-297-2210):
- Lionfish anywhere in the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico or Caribbean
- Elkhorn and Staghorn Coral in Palm Beach County or northward
- Sea Turtles anywhere
Find out what you can do about:
Lionfish Elkhorn and Staghorn Corals Sea Turtle