NOAA NCRMP in Puerto Rico
Since July, Isla Mar has been helping coordinate and implement the NOAA National Coral Reef Monitoring Program for corals and fish around the island. We are working with HJR Reefscaping to assess coral reef ecosystem health on the south and west coasts of Puerto Rico. So far, we have visited over 100 sites, including Mona Island and Desecheo - two marine reserves with beautiful habitat and loads of fish.
The project is anticipated to be completed in late September, but we will see how that pans out with several tropical storms pushing past us.