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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.
Dive gear (of course!)
Potluck munchies to share
REEF slate, if you have one
Underwater paper for your slate
A few loaner slates
Hotdogs, hamburgers and fixings
Join the Greater LA Council of Divers for its annual fish ID survey dive at Long Point (Old Marineland) on July 20!
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.
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.
This 6th annual event takes place at Stage Fort Park, Gloucester, MA and Nubble Light in York, ME.
The celebration will be centered around Cape Ann, along with dives at Nubble Light. There will be a picnic, free raffles and door prizes. Every survey form submitted after each dive will count as an entry into the raffles for each diver.
The Greater LA Council of Divers is holding its Annual Fish ID survey dive at Malaga Cove with the Dive N'Surf Dive Team on July 19.