The Reconnaissance & Intervention Team is responsible for the efforts to identify, track, and map the leading edge of the disease front. Where possible, they may assist partners outside Florida with similar endeavors. The Reconnaissance & Intervention Team is responsible for identifying sites and colonies within the invasion, epidemic, and endemic zones for treatment. The Team also develops relevant protocols and decision-making tools. The Reconnaissance & Intervention Team will, where possible, work to develop novel treatments or improve existing treatment methodologies. Explore the Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease Intervention Dashboard to see which treatments are applied to select species along Florida's Coral Reef.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.