Great Annual Fish Count Events

2012
Jul 5
6:00pm

FL: Fish ID Training at MacArthur State Park

Event Type: Seminars
Region: Florida / Gulf of Mexico

Fish ID seminar will be held at the park's nature center in North Palm Beach, FL from 6-8:30 pm. Point of contact: Charlie Jabaly, District Biologist, Florida Park Services, (772) 546-0900. 

 

2012
Jul 2
7:00pm

CAL Fish ID Seminar at Diver Dans

Event Type: Seminars
Region: Pacific Coast (PAC)

Place: Diver Dan's

Fish ID Seminar July 2, 2012

Fish ID Seminar Dec 11, 2012

Registration Instructions:
Dive Club of Silicon Valley Phone: 408 733-4510 kari@kamtime.com
2012
Jun 26
6:30pm

FL: Free Fish ID Training Seminar in Stuart, FL for Bathtub Beach.

Event Type: Seminars
Region: Florida / Gulf of Mexico

The Florida Oceanographic Society (FOS) will sponsor for the public a free fish identification training class on Tuesday June 26 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. FOS is located at 890 NE Ocean Boulevard Stuart, Florida 34996. The fish identification training will focus on the Top 30 fish species commonly found at Bathtub Beach in Martin County. Participants are encouraged to conduct a REEF fish snorkel survey at Bathtub Beach anytime during the month of July. Seating is limited and reservations are required.

Registration Instructions:
Seating is limited and reservations are required. For additional information contact Vincent Encomio of FOS at (772) 225-0505.
2012
Jun 26
6:00pm

CAL: Fish ID Seminars Diver Dan's

Event Type: Seminars
Region: Pacific Coast (PAC)

Place: Diver Dan's

Fish ID Seminar June 26, 2012

Fish ID Seminar July 2, 2012

Fish ID Seminar Dec 11, 2012

Registration Instructions:
Dive Club of Silicon Valley Phone: 408 733-4510 kari@kamtime.com
2012
Jun 20
8:00pm

CAL: Marine Invertebrate ID Seminar

Event Type: Seminars
Region: Pacific Coast (PAC)

Place: Diver Dan's in Santa Clara, CA-sponsored by the Dive Club of Silicon Valley.

Presenter: NOAA scientist Dr. Steve Lonhart

Registration Instructions:
Contact Kari Larson at Kari@kamtime.com
2011
Jul 31
8:00am

New England Aquarium GAFC Survey Dives

Event Type: Dives
Region: Northeast

New England Aquarium and REEF 10th Annual Great Annual Fish Count at Stage Fort Park, Gloucester, MA.  There will also be a picnic, raffles and touch tank.  See www.neadc.org/gafc/ for current information.

Registration Instructions:
See http://www.neadc.org/gafc/ for current information.
2011
Jul 30
to
Aug 14
2 weeks 1 day

4th Annual Fish ID Challenge

Event Type: Seminars
Region: Caribbean / Bahamas

Location: 

Sand Dollar/Bonaire Dive and Adventure, Bonaire

Perfect your Fish ID skills with Scott and Patti Chandler in beautiful Bonaire! Click here for more information.

2011
Jul 30
to
Aug 5
6 days

Anthony's Key Resort

Event Type: Dives
Region: Caribbean / Bahamas

Led by Alecia Adamson, REEF's Field Operations and Outreach Coordinator

12 divers maximum

 

Package Includes: 7 nights accomindations, Full American meal plan-3 meals daily, 3 single tank boat dives per day (6 days), air tanks, weight belts and weights, buoyancy control workshop, shore diving during shop hours, 2 single tank boat night dives per week, day excurions to Maya Key, Island Fiesta Night on the Key, airport transfers and airline ticket reconfirmation, welcome island cocktail and orientation, horseback riding, kayaking and canoeing, entrance to Roatan Museum and Dolphin Show presentation.

$1,217 - $1,832 per person double occupancy (depending on room type - Hill Standard or Superior, Key Standard or Superior), includes 16% tax

+ $250 REEF Program Fee per diver will be added to each package to cover the cost of the group leader, seminar and survey materials, and data management.

Trip Purpose – During the 2010 field survey trip to Roatan, REEF surveyed sites outside of the protected Roatan Marine Park. The number of fish and species counted was surprisingly low. One survey was conducted at a dive site within the protected marine reserve and dramatic differences were noted. Paul Humann said that he saw more large groupers and snappers than he has ever seen in the Caribbean since the 1960s and early 70s! Officials at the Roatan Marine Park have asked REEF to return in 2011 to survey only in the protected areas of the Marine Park to allow for comparisons to be made showing the efficacy of the reserve. Additionally, lionfish densities in Roatan are on the rise and REEF has been given permission from the Marine Park to aid in lionfish control. Trip participants will have the opportunity to assist with lionfish captures and data collection.

There will be detailed evening lectures on fish i.d., a lecture on the lionfish invasion covering recent research, and a guest lecturer, Karl Stanley, from the Roatan Institute of Deepsea Exploration (RIDE) will talk about interesting deepwater fish species he encounters diving in his submersible.

For more information and to reserve your space please contact our dedicated REEF Travel Consultant at 1-877-295-7333 (REEF), or you can e-mail REEF@caradonna.com.

Anthony's Key Resort Website

 

2011
Jul 27
9:51am

Key Largo Fish ID Class and Dives

Event Type: Seminars
Region: Florida / Gulf of Mexico

 

On Wednesday July 27th Horizon Divers in Key Largo, Fl will host a Great Annual Fish Count Fish ID workshop and afternoon survey dives.   A morning fish ID seminar will teach participants the most common local fish and the REEF survey method. After a lunch break, divers will reunite to complete an afternoon of survey dives (2 tanks) putting their new fish ID knowledge to work!  

 

Contact Horizon Divers or Alecia Adamson 305-852-0030 with questions!

 

Registration Instructions:
Contact Horizon Divers at 305-453-3535 to book your spot!
2011
Jul 23
2:30pm

Miami Wreck Trek GAFC Event

Event Type: Dives
Region: Florida / Gulf of Mexico

Free diving, free food, and free fish ID seminar sponsored by National Geographic Magazine and the Rosenstiel School, University of Miami.  Meet at Tarpoon Diving Center, Miami Beach at 2:30 for a presentation by DERM on Wreck Trek connectivity.  At 3:15, REEF will give a free Fish ID seminar and at 5pm the boat will leave the dock for a free one tank dive on the Wreck Trek!

On the cruise back to the dock, BYOB and enjoy food provided by El Brazo Fuerto Bakery.

There is no boat fee, just contact your local dive shop to rent a tank and gear!  

 

To reserve your place email info@reefguard.org or call RJ Diving Ventures, INC at 305 861 6277!

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