Great Annual Fish Count Events

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!

2011
Jul 23
9:00am

11th Great Annual Fish Count

Event Type: Dives
Region: Hawaii (HAW)

The Fish Identification Network will hold the 11th Great Annual Fish Count on July 23, 2011 at the Kahekili Beach Park, West Maui, Hawaii.

  • This is a SCUBA and/or snorkel survey rated beginner and intermediate.
  • Fish identification and survey protocol will taught on the beach at 9 am.
  • Loaner slates will be available.
  • Novice quiz (level 2) will be held at 11 am and is free of charge.

Email to: maui.fin@gmail.com, or join FIN on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_42922512042

Registration Instructions:
Email to: maui.fin@gmail.com
2011
Jul 19
11:00am

Great Annual Fish Count Fish ID Seminar and Snorkel trip - Florida

Event Type: Seminars
Region: Florida / Gulf of Mexico

”Great Annual Fish Count” Snorkel Trip - Tuesday, July 19th @ 11am Don’t just blow bubbles - make your dives count.  Join the Barrier Island Center & Cocoa Beach Scuba Odyssey for the Great Annual Fish Count.  The event will include a free fish identification & survey methodology seminar.  The guided snorkel trip to the Sebastian Inlet has a fee.  Meet @ the BIC and come prepared with water, sunscreen, snacks, equipment, etc.  The fee to participate in dive is $22 and includes guide and survey materials.  Snorkel equipment, which you keep, can be provided for an extra $30..  Enrollment is limited to 10.  Call 321-723-3556 to make reservations. 

Registration Instructions:
Call 321-723-3556 to make reservations.
2011
Jul 17
9:00am

Key Largo Fish ID Class and Dives

Event Type: Seminars
Region: Florida / Gulf of Mexico

Join us at Silent World in Key Largo FL for the Great Annual Fish Count. We will be holding a free REEF Fish Identification Course between 9:00am - 11:30am that will be free of charge. This course is open to all of those who will be joining us for the afternoon Fish Survey that will include two dive sites off the coast of Key Largo. Dive Trip charge is $80.00 per person and includes tanks and weights, rental equipment is available for an extra charge of $30.00 per diver. All divers who complete the morning and afternoon session will also receive a PADI Fish ID Speciality Certification for only the cost of certification processing.

Advanced registration is required, to register visit this site: http://thechipkahouse.com/azchipka/events/44/fish-id-course-great-americ...

Registration Instructions:
Advanced registration is required, to register visit this site: http://thechipkahouse.com/azchipka/events/44/fish-id-course-great-american-fish-count/
2011
Jul 16
10:00am

Key Largo Fish ID Class and Dives

Event Type: Seminars
Region: Florida / Gulf of Mexico

On Saturday July 16th 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!
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