Founded in 1996, the Reef Check Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to conservation of reef ecosystems worldwide. Based in Pacific Palisades and with volunteer teams in more than 80 countries, Reef Check works to create partnerships among community volunteers, government agencies, businesses, universities, and other non-profits. The goal is to educate the public about the value of reef ecosystems as well as to create a global network of trained volunteer diving teams who regularly monitor and report on reef status in support of science-based management. In 2008, the California survey is expanding to 60 sites from Eureka to Baja California and experienced divers can sign up for training at www.ReefCheck.org. Information on state marine management initiatives is at www.dfg.ca.gov/marine.