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REEF Experience Levels

REEF classifies their volunteer surveyors into 5 levels. You can move up from one level to the next by taking a quiz/test and submitting a certain number of surveys. You will need to know common name and family or phylum for each species.

Contact your nearest Field Station or email Janna Nichols to arrange for a test. Some tests may be taken online.

Level
Test
Score
# of Surveys
Comments
1
fog a mirror
N/A
0
All new REEF members
2
20 Most Common Fish or Invertebrates
80%
2
Those taking a full course usually attain this level. Fish or Invertebrates on separate tests
3
90-100 Most Common Fish AND Invertebrates
80%
25
Fish and Invertebrates combined onto one test
4
100 Advanced Fishes and Invertebrates
90%
35
Fish and Invertebrates combined onto one test
5
100 Advanced Fishes and Invertebrates
95%
50
Fish and Invertebrates combined onto one test

Yellow are NOVICE levels
Blue are EXPERT levels
  • Members that achieve Expert Status are extended an invitation to REEF's Advanced Assessment Team (AAT)