Community Guidelines

OUR FLORIDA REEFS  welcomes your comments and opinions. We encourage thoughtful discussions on topics related to southeast Florida’s coral reefs. All comments are moderated before posting. Comments will not be edited, but those that violate the community guidelines will not be displayed. We will not respond to individual comments on this post. If you would like to ask us a question, please click here.

All comments submitted through the discussion forum will become part of the Florida public record.

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