Catherine Uden, Oceana
5/9/2023 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 May 2023 speaker, Catherine Uden, Field Representative of Oceana.

Catherine works on US federal policies to protect the world’s oceans, including fisheries laws, North Atlantic right whale protections, offshore drilling legislation, and a bill to ban the sale and trade of shark fins in the US. She also helps pass legislation to reduce single-use plastics on the local, state, and federal levels. She will discuss plastic pollution and how Floridians can take action.

5/10/2023 8:00pm EDT
Amy Lee, REEF Communications and Engagement Manager

The Red Sea is full of fascinating fishes. In this session, we'll teach you how to recognize some of the species you may see there. For even more Red Sea fishes, check out Parts 1 and 2 in our Fishinar Archives.

South Pacific / Indo Pacific / Indian Ocean / Red Sea
Cayman Brac Beach Resort, Cayman Brac
Fish Survey
Tropical Western Atlantic
5/20/2023 to 5/27/2023
Amy Lee, Engagement and Communications Manager, and Sierra Barkdoll, Citizen Science Coordinator

Cayman Brac Beach Resort has something for every diver.

Spaces available incl. Male and Female share - register today!
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5/24/2023 8:00pm EDT
Hilary Penner, Education and Conservation Programs Manager

Take this opportunity to engage and connect with our panelists to highlight career paths for aspiring young people and emerging leaders from minority groups as we work together to cultivate a culture of belonging and inclusion for the next generation of ocean stewards.

General / Other Taxa
6/8/2023 8:00pm EDT
Dr. Christy Semmens, REEF Co-Executive Director: Science and Engagement

Celebrate World Oceans Day by learning about the bouquet of fishes found in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary! This unique offshore area in the Gulf of Mexico holds some special surprises, like the Mardi Gras Wrasse.

Tropical Western Atlantic
Bobbie Renfro, Ph.D. Candidate at Florida State University
6/13/2023 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 June 2023 speaker, Bobbie Renfro, Ph.D. candidate at Florida State University.

Bobbie will dive into the ecology of the strange and beautiful sponges that live on our Florida Keys reefs. She will share the preliminary results of her work on how nutrients affect these animals, and how these important filter feeders can be restored on reefs that have been damaged by storms.

6/20/2023 8:00pm EDT
David Ehlert, REEF Campus Coordinator

Roatan is home to some lesser-seen fish species, if you know where to look! Learn how to locate and identify some of the interesting species that can be found there.

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

Tropical Western Atlantic
Bosque del Mar Hotel, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
Fish Survey
Tropical Eastern Pacific
6/24/2023 to 7/1/2023
Christy Pattengill-Semmens, Ph.D, Co-Executive Director, and Brice Semmens, Ph.D. REEF Science Advisor

This eco-adventure includes diving or snorkeling with Costa Rica's marine life and as well as land-based tours through a vibrant tropical rainforest and an active volcano, and a wildlife-watching boat trip.

One male share open, register at
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Sea Serpent Grand / Grand Sea Explorer Liveaboard - Red Sea, Egypt
Fish Survey
South Pacific / Indo Pacific / Indian Ocean / Red Sea
7/6/2023 to 7/16/2023
Amy Lee, Engagement and Communications Manager

Dive into a technicolor world. The Red Sea in Egypt is one of the planet’s most exotic and captivating natural environments. There are few places in the world where you'll find such a diverse array of radiant corals, schooling pelagics, and plentiful marine life.

Spaces available - register today!
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