Curious about what you may see diving or fishing at Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary? Want to know what the organism is that you captured in a photograph at Gray's Reef? Check out the following identification guides to answer your questions about life in the sanctuary. Remember these guides were produced by
authors outside of the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and are not necessarily a complete list of the organisms found at Gray's Reef
This field guide to the seaweeds of Gray's Reef is intended to help visitors and researchers identify the macroscopic or multicellular, benthic (attached)
plants living in or near the Sanctuary. The guide includes blue-green, green, brown and red algae.
This site is a guide to the benthic invertebrates and cryptic fishes found in and out of Gray's Reef. These species are found around hard bottom habitat in
Gray's Reef and along the South Atlantic Bight. This site is maintained by scientists at Georgia Southern University and updated when new specimens are
This pictorial guide is intended to help in the field identification of the common, important, and unusual fishes of Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary.
This guide provides some biological and ecological information about fish in the area and a drawing of the species. This compilation of information was
completed by SCUBA surveys in the 1980s.
This site is an educational tool to explore the organisms found on the seafloor of Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary. This initiative is intended to help support an
important goal under the sanctuary's management plan to enhance public awareness, understanding, and wise use of its natural resources and surrounding marine environment.
The website provides information on the organisms found at Gray's Reef, how these organisms interact, photos, educational materials, and a glossary of benthic vocabulary.
The site was created by, and is maintained by scientists in the Coastal Ecology Program of CCEHBR.