Coral Monitoring

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FRRP Disturbance Response Monitoring (DRM)

The FRRP Disturbance Response Monitoring (DRM) was developed for monitoring shallow coral reefs from the Florida Keys to Martin County. The DRM consists of a probabilistic sampling design and a stony coral condition monitoring protocol implemented during the annual period of peak thermal stress. Each year since 2005, survey teams from federal, state, and local government agencies, universities and non-governmental organizations cooperate to complete surveys across the south Florida Reef Tract within a six to eight week period.


For more information about the Disturbance Response Monitoring program, survey results, and partners, please visit the FWRI DRM website.