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Emerald Reef

Emerald Reef

Description: Three patch reefs with extensive relief off of Key Biscayne.  The buoys at this site cover local dive spots known as Cuban Freighter Reef or West Emerald (buoys 1 & 2), North Emerald Reef (buoys 3-5), and Emerald Reef (buoys 6 & 7).  The benthic cover at this site is dense and diverse with numerous hard corals, gorgonians, and sponges. Fish are also extremely abundant here including many grunts and barracudas.

Depth: 15-26 ft

Number of Buoys: 7

Special Note: Active research is underway at Emerald Reef. You may observe numbered tags or rebar stakes similar to the images below. These tags and rebar stakes are essential for future monitoring so please do not remove or tamper with any you may see at this reef or any reef along Florida's Coral Reef. You can help monitor these reefs by providing updates and images through "SEAFAN" at 886-770-SEFL (7335) or  

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