Great Annual Fish Count Events

2009
Jul 7
7:00pm

Marine Invertebrate ID Seminar

Event Type: Seminars
Region: Pacific Coast (PAC)

Marine Invertebrate ID Seminar, offered by the Dive Club of Silicon Valley FREE of charge.  NOAA scientist Dr. Steve Lonhart will teach this course.  Upon completing this basics ID seminar you should be able to identify most common Invertebrates in the Monterey Bay area. Also, you will learn how to conduct REEF surveys while diving.

Place: Diver Dan's in Santa Clara

Registration Instructions:
Free to participate. Contact: Kari Larson kari@kamtime.com
2009
Jun 24
7:00pm

Basic Fish ID Seminar

Event Type: Seminars
Region: Pacific Coast (PAC)

Basic Fish ID Seminar, offered by the Dive Club of Silicon Valley FREE of charge.  PADI IDC Staff Instructor Michael Davis will teach this course.  Upon completing this basics ID seminar you should be able to identify most fish in the Monterey Bay area. Also, you will learn how to conduct REEF surveys while diving.

Registration Instructions:
Free to participate. Contact: Kari Larson kari@kamtime.com
2009
Jun 20
9:30am

Practice in-water fish ID and Seminar at the Monterey Bay Aquarium (MBA)

Event Type: Seminars
Region: Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP)

Divers are invited to a seminar on marine fish identification for California SCUBA divers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium (MBA) on Saturday, June 20th at 3:00pm.  The seminar is led by Gil Falcone, MBA dive safety officer, and John Wolfe, a volunteer for Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF).  REEF's roving diver technique for conducting fish surveys will also be described.  Divers can meet beforehand at 9:30am at Coral Street cove to practice in-water fish ID.  

Registration Instructions:
Free to participate. For details, e-mail: john.wolfe@tippingmar.com.
2009
Jun 18
7:00pm

Basic Fish ID Seminar

Event Type: Seminars
Region: Pacific Coast (PAC)

Basic Fish ID Seminar, offered by the Dive Club of Silicon Valley FREE of charge.  PADI IDC Staff Instructor Michael Davis will be teach the course.  Upon completing this basics ID seminar you should be able to identify most fish in the Monterey Bay area. Also, you will learn how to conduct REEF surveys while diving.

Registration Instructions:
Free to participate. Contact: Kari Larson kari@kamtime.com
2009
Jun 17
8:00am

Free Fish ID Class at the Desert Dolphins meeting in Tucson

Event Type: Seminars
Region: Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP)

A Free Fish ID class will be given at the Desert Dolphins meeting on June 17 in Tucson.  We will follow with dive trips to San Carlos, MX to count fish for REEF and the Great American Fish Count.

Registration Instructions:
Agreement of Free Fish ID Classes
2008
Jul 26
8:30am

FIN GAFC Dive

Event Type: Dives
Region: Hawaii (HAW)

July is just around the corner.  Time again for the Great Annual Fish Count.  Please join FIN, the Fish Identification Network, at Kapalua Bay on July 26 at 8:30am.  We could use some help here!  Terri and I can get the fish to line up in a row.  But we need you to come count them.  Whether your are doing your first survey or your hundredth survey, don’t miss this great opportunity to participate in the Great Annual Fish Count.  Survey materials and fish provided.  Email msfuzz@hawaii.rr.com for more information.

Registration Instructions:
Please contact Terri Fausnaugh at 808-944-6081 for further information
2008
Jul 26
4:18am

Keystone Jetty GAFC Dive Day and BBQ

Event Type: Dives
Region: Pacific Coast (PAC)

Taken a REEF class and want to try your hand at doing a few surveys? Done lots of surveys and want to find new fish-geek friends and have fun? Never done a survey or taken a class but just want to see what all this REEF fuss is about?

Join us on Saturday, July 26th for a day of fun diving, surveying, identifying critters and BBQ! Do as few or as many dives as you like. We won't plan your dives for you, (that's your job) but will tell you that it's a great day current-wise and slack hits about 12:30pm. (about 30 min prior to Admiralty Head is slack before ebb at Keystone)

Keystone Jetty, located near the Keystone ferry landing on Whidbey Island, is known for its diverse and colorful variety of fish and invertebrates. Diving at the nearby pilings also provide a terrific second dive.

We'll be there about 10am and snag a few picnic tables for the group. Look for the REEF signs, check in, do a dive or two and enjoy some great food and company.

You bring:
Dive gear (of course!)
Chairs
Potluck munchies to share
REEF slate, if you have one

We'll bring:
Underwater paper for your slate
ID books
A few loaner slates
Hotdogs, hamburgers and fixings
BBQ grill

Registration Instructions:
Please contact Janna at 360-798-6414 if you'd like to come so we can get a head count for food purchases! More info: www.pnwscuba.com/critterwatchers
2008
Jul 20

Greater LA Council of Divers GAFC Dive

Event Type: Dives
Region: Pacific Coast (PAC)

Join the Greater LA Council of Divers for its annual fish ID survey dive at Long Point (Old Marineland) on July 20!

Registration Instructions:
Please contact Eric Frasco at 310-725-9548 for further details
2008
Jul 19
12:30pm

Biscayne National Park GAFC Event

Event Type: Dives
Region: Florida / Gulf of Mexico

Identify and count fish at Biscayne National Park as part of the Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF)’s Great Annual Fish Count (GAFC).  After a free morning seminar on how to conduct REEF fish surveys held at Biscayne National Park's Dante Fascell Visitor Center, the afternoon will be dedicated to putting your new fish identification skills to use during a reduced-price dive/snorkel trip to two of the park’s coral reefs.

The price for the 2-tank dive trip is $65.00 per person (weights & tanks included).  The price for snorkeling is $38.00 per person (mask, fins, snorkel included).  A REEF survey kit, which includes a special underwater slate, fish identification guide, and required survey forms, will be available for $10.00.  All other gear must be provided by the participant or rented.  A limited quantity of rental gear is available at the park. Please contact BNUP to reserve equipment. The park is located at 9700 SW 328th St. Homestead, FL.

Registration Instructions:
Further details are available by calling (305) 230-1144 x. 3091, or by emailing howard_tritt@nps.gov. In order to participate in the GAFC dive/snorkel trip, you must register with Biscayne National Underwater Park, Inc. (BNUP) at (305) 230-1100.
2008
Jul 19
8:30am

Biscayne National Park GAFC Event

Event Type: Seminars
Region: Florida / Gulf of Mexico

Identify and count fish at Biscayne National Park as part of the Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF)’s Great Annual Fish Count (GAFC).  Learn the names of South Florida's reef fish at a free fish ID seminar led by Biscayne National Park staff.  Also learn how to conduct REEF fish surveys during any future dive/snorkel trip. The seminar will be held at Biscayne National Park's Dante Fascell Visitor Center auditorium from 08:30 – 11:30 AM.  Commencing at 12:30 PM, the afternoon will be dedicated to putting your new fish identification skills to use during a reduced-price dive/snorkel trip to two of the park’s coral reefs.

Registration Instructions:
Further details are available by calling (305) 230-1144 x. 3091 or be emailing howard_tritt@nps.gov.
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