Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Zachary Foltz

CCRE Station Manager/DSO

Zach Foltz is the Station Manager for the Smithsonian’s Caribbean Coral Reef Ecosystems Program (CCRE) and the Dive Safety Officer for the Smithsonian Marine Station, Fort Pierce, and the CCRE Program. Zach oversees daily CCRE operations on Carrie Bow Cay, Belize, and all scientific diving that goes through SMS or CCRE. His primary research interests include coral reef fish identification and monitoring in mangrove, seagrass and coral reef habitats.

  • James Madison University - BSc Biology
Research Interests

Coral Reef Fish, Fish Monitoring, Fish Identification, Scientific Scuba Diving, Belize, Carrie Bow Cay, Caribbean Coral Reefs Ecosystem Program