Abby Haddock, Dolphin Research Center
2/14/2023 6:15pm to 8:00pm EST
REEF Campus, 98300 Overseas Hwy., Key Largo, FL 33037

Thanks for your interest in REEF Fish & Friends! We are pleased to welcome our February 2023 speaker, Abby Haddock, of Dolphin Research Center.

Abby and the team at Dolphin Research Center are designing studies and research games to better understand the mental processes and intelligence of bottlenose dolphins. She will discuss the study of cognition research, training and testing, and why it is important for us to learn more about the complex minds of cetaceans.

2/21/2023 8:00pm EST
Stacey Henderson, REEF Program Services Coordinator

Do blennies boggle your brain? Learn how to tell the differences between some of the most common blennies in the Tropical Western Atlantic region, and where to find them.

IMPORTANT: Note the time zone and make sure you adjust it as needed for your location!

Tropical Western Atlantic
Dr. Andy Bruckner, NOAA
3/14/2023 6:15pm to 8:00pm EDT
REEF Campus, 98300 Overseas Hwy., Key Largo, FL 33037

Thanks for your interest in REEF Fish & Friends! We are pleased to welcome our March 2023 speaker, Dr. Andy Bruckner, Research Coordinator for NOAA at Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

Andrew Bruckner is a coral reef ecologist working to understand stressors affecting coral reefs while identifying ways to address these challenges. He began his initial research in Jamaica in the 1980s, and since then he has conducted research on reefs worldwide. Andy will discuss his work, including the holistic approach to reef restoration in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

3/16/2023 8:00pm EDT
Hilary Penner, Education and Conservation Programs Manager

This inclusive event will highlight neurodiversity as speakers share their personal experiences and insights on how their perspective shaped their academic and scientific careers. 

General / Other Taxa
NAI'A Liveaboard, Fiji
Fish Survey
South Pacific / Indo Pacific / Indian Ocean / Red Sea
3/18/2023 to 3/28/2023
Amy Lee, Engagement and Communications Manager, and Alli Candelmo, Ph.D., Conservation Science Manager

Fiji is known as a hotspot for diving, with massive schools of pelagics such as Bigeye Trevally, Scad, and Barracuda, Gray Reef and Whitetip Reef Sharks, and unusual creatures like the Leaf Scorpionfish and Ornate Ghost Pipefish.

One space available please inquire for more information at trips@REEF.org
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REEF Campus, Key Largo, FL
4/1/2023 to 6/30/2023

Join our 2023 Florida Keys Lionfish Sweeps! 

Steady removal of Lionfish from our local reefs can help protect native fish species & ensure a balanced ecosystem

Cabanas on Clark's Cay - Guanaja, Bay Islands, Honduras
Fish Survey
Tropical Western Atlantic
4/1/2023 to 4/8/2023
Hilary Penner, Education and Conservation Programs Manager

Cabañas on Clark’s Cay in the Bay Islands, Guanaja, Honduras, is a 4-acre island oasis that offers incredible seascapes, an open-air restaurant, and bar, an infinity pool, and spa along with a meandering lazy river.

One male space, please contact trips@REEF.org
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4/6/2023 7:00pm to 8:30pm EDT
REEF Campus, 98300 Overseas Hwy. Key Largo, FL 33037

A fish as beautiful as it is destructive; invasive lionfish have dramatically impacted marine ecosystems due to their high reproductive rate and voracious appetites. These visually stunning fish have characteristic red and white stripes and long, fanlike spines and fins.

$35.00
Advance registration is required! Please follow the instructions below to reserve your space by March 27.
Drew Butkowski, Ph.D. Candidate at Florida International University
4/11/2023 6:15pm to 8:00pm EDT
REEF Campus, 98300 Overseas Hwy., Key Largo, FL 33037

Thanks for your interest in REEF Fish & Friends! We are pleased to welcome our April 2023 speaker, Drew Butkowski, Ph.D. candidate at Florida International University. 

Drew studies coral reef fish behavior and ecology in the Florida Keys. He will discuss the effects of artificial reefs on nearby natural reefs, grouper foraging behavior, and how reefs and seagrasses are connected. He'll also highlight the need to better understand reef fish ecology to improve marine resource management.

Sea Saba Dive Center/Juliana's Hotel, Saba
Fish Survey
Tropical Western Atlantic
4/22/2023 to 4/29/2023
Stacey Henderson, REEF Program Services Coordinator

Saba’s volcanic origins have blessed her waters with spectacular formations and structural diversity. From shallow patch reefs to deepwater seamounts, Saba offers interesting diving at each depth and for every diver's experience level.

Spaces available - register today!
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