We are conducting applied marine ecology and conservation studies investigating how reef fishes use a diversity of reef types located on the southeastern continental shelf of the US. Reefs along the southeast US include rocky reefs, artificial reefs, and shipwrecks that are home to a diversity of recreationally and commercially important fish species, including snappers and groupers. The selected applicant will assist with optical (e.g., video, remotely operated vehicles – ROVs, etc.) and acoustical data collection and processing, as well as receive training in these methods. Project results will be developed into decision-support tools used to inform management of these reefs and their associated fish communities.