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College of Science

California Undersea Imagery Archive

CUIA & CA Reef Check

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rcca diver
fish aggregation

Reef Check California (RCCA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the long-term sustainability and health of California’s nearshore rocky reefs and kelp forests. RCCA SCUBA divers (including volunteer citizen scientists as well as university faculty, staff and students) conduct annual monitoring at sites across the state to survey selected fishes, invertebrates, algae, and habitat attributes.

In 2018, the CUIA began collaboration with RCCA to collect videographic imagery of nearshore ecosystems at multiple sites along the coast. RCCA divers were outfitted with GoPro cameras mounted on dive slates to collect videographic imagery on selected fish transects.