REEF Fishinars

Some call them webinars. We call 'em Fishinars!

Fishie fun in the comfort of your own home. Fishinars are open to divers, snorkelers, and devout landlubbers alike. Anyone wanting to know more about ocean life is welcome to join in. Great for first-time REEF surveyors, or those wanting a review. These short, free webinars will teach you the finer points of identifying fish and invertebrates underwater. In addition to marine life identification sessions for all of REEF's project areas, we also feature guest speakers who present a variety of ocean topics. 

A Few Important Points

  • Although the courses are free, you must register for each session you'd like to attend. Click on the REGISTER link, given in the descriptions below.
  • Fishinars are open and free to all REEF members. If you aren't yet a member, join today. It's free (and required for Fishinar registration).
  • Once you register for the webinar, you will receive a confirmation email with details on how to log on.
  • Please log on at least 5-10 min prior to your session start time if possible.
  • You don't need a microphone or a webcam to be able to participate.
  • iPad, iPhone and Android device users - there is a free Citrix Online GoToMeeting app that will allow you to view our Fishinars, but the interface does not support full participation (you won't be able to raise your hand, type in questions or answers, etc.)
  • Make sure your computer/device meets the minimum system requirements as shown here.
  • We use common names, not scientific names, and focus on how to ID each critter.

Fishinar Cheat Sheets
(this is where you'll find the lists of fish taught in each session,
and can download and print them out. Great study aid!)

Fishinar Archive Listing
Access the huge list of past fishinars that have been recorded and are available for viewing.
(REEF membership required)

Upcoming Fishinars

 Islands in the Stream: Fish of the California Channel Islands

California fish ID: Learn tips from REEF Expert and fish geek, Jonathan Lavan, on how to identify the fish you will see when diving in  California's Channel Islands.

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015, 7pm Pacific time - REGISTER
Webinar ID: 130-837-347

The Ones You Should Know - Top 25 Fishes of the Caribbean

Tropical Western Atlantic fish ID: Learn tips from REEF Expert and fish geek, Jonathan Lavan, on the fish you need to know.

Monday, November 16th, 2015, 8pm Eastern time - REGISTER
Webinar ID: 104-642-795

Experience Level Testing

Take your REEF Experience level tests online by appointment. Email to set up a session.

  • You must have at least 25, 35, or 50 surveys in the database before taking the level 3, 4 or 5 tests respectively.
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