Our primary concern is the conservation of Florida's coral
habitats, which range from the Dry Tortugas National Park,
approximately 60 miles west of Key West, to Martin County,
approximately 100 miles north of Miami and up the gulf coast of
Florida. These extremely diverse habitats provide shelter, food,
and breeding sites for a wide variety of commercially and
aesthetically important organisms.
General information on corals, including images of the most common
coral species found in Florida.
CREMP has monitored the condition of coral reef and hardbottom
habitats annually throughout the Florida Keys since 1996, southeast
Florida since 2003, and the Dry Tortugas since 2004. It is one of
the longest running coral reef monitoring projects in south Florida
and has been extremely important in documenting the temporal
changes that have occurred in recent years.