Why count Butterflyfish in Fiji?

Saddled butterflyfish, Fiji

Butterflyfish are easily observed by snorkellers and divers, in all regions of Fiji. Counting Butterflyfish tells us a lot about coral health and water quality

Methodology

Schooling Pyramid butterflyfish, Fiji

Basic Methodology This is a timed swim count that can be carried out over any reef, using SCUBA or snorkel, at any depth, during recreational activities. There is no maximum area to be covered but as far as possible survey time should be kept at thirty minutes.