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Coral Reef Evaluation and Monitoring Project (CREMP)

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.

Site Selection and Monitoring Methods

A summary of Coral Reef Evaluation and Monitoring Project (CREMP) site selection and monitoring methods.

CREMP 2016 Executive Summary

The 2016 Coral Reef Evaluation & Monitoring Project (CREMP) Executive Summary

Long Term Temperature Monitoring

In addition to the coral surveys, water temperature is also being monitored at all CREMP sites. 

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