Long-term monitoring efforts at the sanctuary include the use of repetitive photo stations--pins mark locations on the reef where researchers return each year to take photos. By comparing photos from year to year they can evaluate the changes taking place on the reef.
Following are photos from 2002 to present for three of the repetitive photo stations at Stetson Bank. These photos may be used as part of the Reef Monitoring educational activity available for the classroom.
Click on a picture below to see a larger, hi-resolution image. Right click on the resulting image and save it to your computer for use with the Reef Monitoring Activity. All images should be credited to Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary (FGBNMS).