For our June 5 regular meeting, Save-A-Turtle of the Florida Keys was once again privileged to have been invited to a presentation at Mote Marine on Summerland Key, hosted by Dr. David Vaughn. The topic of the presentation was
"Hurricane Irma’s effect on the Florida Keys Reef System."
There was tremendous attendance by our membership and the local community, Dr. Vaugh is internationally known and respected for his work and research on reef systems, not to mention pretty much everyone is wondering “what happened to the reef????”
The presentation was important as this was based on observations and research. With that came a sobering talk, videos and slideshow. Despite the hurricane damage and challenges the reef now faces on top of already difficult circumstances from environmental (and human) pressures,