Monitoring & Data Collection

The Reef Ball Foundation does a large number of custom monitoring and data collection projects, and we require all Reef Ball mold owners to have in place a monitoring program for their Reef Balls for a minimum of three years.  There are lots of ways volunteers can get involved in these projects: doing fish counts and surveys,  formal bottom surveys, water quality analysis and monitoring, beach profile measurements, photo documentation of coral growth rates, participation on specific scientific studies, angler counts, stability monitoring, GPS coordinate verifications, documenting events such as coral or fish spawns, etc.  We want to know all we can about the reef systems we build so that we can continually improve our technology...get involved and help us all advance the science of restoration activities. 

Here are some other non-profit organizations that also do excellent monitoring work

Reef Check

Reef Check was developed in 1996 as a volunteer, community-based monitoring protocol designed to measure the health of coral reefs on a global scale. Reef Check is active in over 60 countries and territories throughout the tropical world. To learn more about how you can help save coral reefs, click here.

The Reef Environmental Education Foundation

REEF is a non-profit organization of volunteers that conduct fish surveys during their dives throughout the Tropical Western Atlantic, coastal North America, Tropical Eastern Pacific and Hawaii

REEF members can contribute in a variety of ways.


Coral Restoration

Coral Propagation

Coral Rescue

Artificial Reef 
Construction &

Red Mangrove Planting

Reef Ball Attachment System

Volunteer Programs

Activities Near You (Reef Ball World Mapping System)

Reef Ball Foundation Home Page

Reef Ball Services Home Page


Here's a sample list of some of the Monitoring & Scientific Studies on Reef Balls


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Need more information? Contact us:

John Walch
Coral Team Co-Leader 

Marjo Van Der Bulck
Coral Team Co-Leader

Sara Cirelli
Red Mangrove Team Co-Leader

Reef Ball Foundation, Inc., 
Volunteer Services Division

Georgia Office (Kathy Kirbo)
603 River Overlook Rd.
Woodstock, GA 30188 USA
Atlanta, GA 30188
770 752-0202

Florida Office (Todd Barber)
6916 22nd Street West
Bradenton, FL 34207
941 720-7549

Arizona Office (John Walch/Ocean Worlds)
15042 North Moon Valley Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85022



Todd Barber, Division Chair

Kathy Kirbo,
Executive Director


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Other Valuable Internal Reef Ball Links

            -Coral Reef Transplant Notes
            -Identified Hard Coral Diseases (The Coral Disease Page) offline