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Join Us October 1 to Honor Our Heroes of the Reef - Tickets on Sale Now!


Please join the Reef Check Foundation on Thursday, October 1st to celebrate the reefs and oceans! Reef Check's 2015 Save the Reefs, Save the Oceans Gala will be on the beach at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica, California. The evening will feature fun music, unique auction items, delicious food, and an opportunity to meet our amazing honorees and some of the thousands of volunteer Reef Check EcoDivers who monitor California and tropical reefs as part of the Reef Check Foundation's citizen scientist programs.

We will recognize the contributions of our “Heroes of the Reef” each having demonstrated an exemplary commitment to ocean conservation. This year, we honor Russ and Charlotte Lesser, ocean advocates and long-time supporters of Reef Check. Russ, the President of Body Glove and a long-standing member of our Board of Directors, and his wife of 50 years, Charlotte, are an extraordinary couple devoted to their family, friends, community - and marine conservation. Click here to read more about the Lessers’ remarkable achievements.

We also will be recognizing nine outstanding Reef Check California divers who have been surveying rocky reefs with us for 10 years:

Avrey Parsons-Field Claudette Dorsey Peter Ottersbach
Bill Field Dana Murray Rob Matteri
Bryan Murray John Manos Ted Sharshan

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Please contact or 1-310-305-4622 for information on how to participate.