My name is Christopher Whyte and I am working as an intern with the Georgia Aquarium in the conservation department. In order to develop new conservation practices and financing mechanisms for coral reef restoration, Georgia Aquarium is conducting a survey on snorkeler and diver perception of coral reefs in the Florida Keys. We are distributing a survey to diver associations, coral awareness groups, and dive centers in order to reach any one that has been diving in the Florida Keys within the last year. I would like to ask for your help filling out the survey below if this applies to you, or sending it to someone who has. We would love to hear from you about what you think about the reefs and what can be done to protect them. Please feel free to send me a message if you have any questions or would like more information about the survey, its purpose, and its goals. The link to the survey is below and thanks for your help.
Georgia Aquarium, in partnership with Georgia State University, is conducting an online survey of SCUBA divers and snorkelers who visited the Florida Keys. The goal is to identify visitor awareness of and participation in existing reef conservation programs, as well as willingness by users of reefs to voluntarily contribute financially to reef restoration. Many communities depend on reefs for their livelihood, and as such there is a substantial need to allocate resources toward reef restoration. This survey will help explore the feasibility of developing sustainable revenue streams to support marine conservation in our area. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey today. The survey can be accessed here: