|1977||Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution scientists explore the Cones, describe Oculina bioherms (Avent et al., 1977)|
OHAPC , 315 km2 , closed to trawls and dredges.
Gag grouper landings off Canaveral = 50,000 lbs.
|1994||OHAPC Marine Protected Area closed to bottom fishing|
Four NURC –sponsored submersible dives made at Jeff’s Reef
|Gag grouper landings off Canaveral drop to 700 lbs.|
Reef restoration structures deployed in OHAPC by Koenig et al.
|2000||OHAPC expanded to 1,029 km2 , closed to bottom fishing|
|2001||NOAA’s Islands in the Stream Expedition — submersible and ROV dives in the OHAPC (Koenig et al. 2004)||
|2002||First multibeam map inside OHAPC and Oculina GIS created|
||Closure extended indefinitely|
|2005||NURC multibeam survey and ROV dives||SAFMC posts Oculina Closed Area Evaluation Plan|