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.)
  • Test to see if your computer/device meets the minimum system requirements by clicking 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

Hawaiian Surgeonfish

Join us as we take a closer look at those scalpeled fish that swim around in the waters of Hawaii.

Thursday, January 25th, 2018, 8pm Eastern time (your time zone may vary)
Instructor: Janna Nichols
GoToWebinar ID: 680-225-827
Register here

The Florida Keys: Fish you might be missing! 

Join Carlos and Allison Estape as they take you through some ID tips and clues to identify some of those tricky fish that you may be missing while diving in the Florida Keys. 

Thursday, February 8th, 2018, 8pm Eastern time (your time zone may vary)
Instructor: Carlos and Allison Estape
GoToWebinar ID: 903-336-651
Register here



Coming soon - Our 2018 schedule is being finalized


Experience Level Testing

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

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