The Social and Environmental Research Institute (SERI) is conducting research in Puerto Rico on coral reefs and tourism. We are documenting the degree to which snorkelers and divers engage in behavior that could be damaging to the coral reefs of Puerto Rico. We will also measure the effectiveness of reef etiquette messages at changing people's underwater behavior. We believe that a positive message can help build awareness to keep the reefs healthy and still serve as attractive places for tourists and local residents to visit and recreate. Click here for more information.
SERI - Art Contest - Coral Reef Ecosystems and Tourism
New Sewage Discharge Rule
new NOAA rule will prohibit boaters from discharging or depositing sewage into all waters of the A new NOAA rule will prohibit boaters from discharging or depositing sewage into all waters of the FKNMS. FKNMS. The rule, which took effect on December 27, also requires that vessel marine sanitation devices are secured to prevent discharges within sanctuary boundaries.