Join us for the second annual project to Curacao to document the establishment and consequences of invasive lionfish as part of REEF's ongoing effort to minimize the Indo-Pacific predator's impact on native fish populations. Participants will have an opportunity to be trained in lionfish collection and dissections of specimens to document prey. This unique research trip is led by REEF’s Director of Special Projects, Lad Akins and dive industry legend, Peter Hughes.
During the 1st Annual Curacao Invasive Lionfish Control Study in 2013, the research team removed a total of 673 lionfish during 10 dives. Based on published consumption models and fish sizes collected, it is estimated that these fish would have consumed between approximately 1.24-5.27 million fish within the next 12 months. Even the smallest fish collected would have consumed between approximately 300-460 fish in the next year. Join this REEF Field Survey Trip and take a dive vacation that counts!
Curacao: Lionfish Control Study with GO WEST Diving and Kura Hulanda Lodge
Saturday, August 16 – Saturday, August 23, 2014
Led by Lad Akins, REEF Director of Special Projects, and Peter Hughes
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$1,726 per person double occupancy ($2,146 single occupancy) includes: lodging for 7 nights at the Kura Hulanda Lodge, breakfast each morning, 5 days of 2-tank boat dives, roundtrip airport transportation on Curacao, ground transportation, and all taxes.
+$200 REEF Program Fee per diver will be added to each package to cover the cost of the group leaders, seminars and survey materials.
This trip is booked through REEF Headquarters. To reserve your space or find out more, contact Martha Klitzkie, trips@REEF.org, 305-852-0030. All proceeds will benefit REEF's Lionfish Control Studies.