Coral Reefs

The Southeast Florida Reef Tract extends from the Dry Tortugas to the St. Lucie Inlet in Martin County and is home to the only living coral barrier reef in the continental United States.…

Concrete materials beneath the ocean with artificial reef growth

Artificial Reefs

Martin County’s Artificial Reef Program began in the 1970s, when a group of retirees and sport fishing enthusiasts began a movement to create self-sustaining marine habitats.

A diver and a lionfish


Lionfish are a venomous, spiny fish with a native habitat range in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, and are an invasive species that threaten local reef systems.