Summer may be at an end, but that doesn’t mean a fish enthusiast has to be left in the cold! As part of its ongoing fish identification webinar series, “Fishinars”, Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) will offer three informative, educational, and always amusing presentations over the next few months. “Lesser Known Fish of Cozumel”, presented October 17 at 8 p.m. EST by Tracey Griffin, highlights the eponymous Caribbean critters; “Fish Geek” Jonathan Lavan will showcase uncommon dorsal fins with “Feel the Beat! The Top 12 Drums & Croakers of the Caribbean” October 29 at 8 p.m. EST; acclaimed artist and marine life illustrator Val Kells will share the ins and outs of fish illustration via “You do WHAT for a living? Illustrating Fished by Marine Science Illustrator, Val Kells”. Register for your free spot today by visiting www.REEF.org/fishinars!
An excellent review of the extent of the lionfish invasion and the importance of getting involved to save native species.
Whether you're diving for a cause of just because - being with good people makes for good times. Participate in REEF's 2013 Lionfish Derby Series and help reduce local lionfish populations. www.REEF.org/lionfish/derbies
Fisher-Mill Plain -- Maybe Janna Nichols spends more time underwater than she does up here. According to the Dive News Network, Vancouver resident Nichols is a scuba instructor, Diving Safety Officer for Washington State University Vancouver and a scientific diver for the American Academy of Underwater Sciences. As a volunteer, she has conducted more than 700 marine life surveys for the Reef Environmental Education Foundation; she has taught fish-identification classes and webinars ("fishinars"); and her underwater photography has appeared guidebooks, newspapers and websites. Now, Nichols has been named Diver of the Year for 2013 by the Dive News Network. Dive into more about Nichols at http://www.pnwscuba.com.