Thursday, January 24, 2008
The San Juan Journal
Pacific Northwest diver and REEF surveyor, Nick Brown, recently discovered the invasive tunicate, Ciona savignyi, during a dive in the San Juan Islands in Washington.  This was the first record of the unwanted species in the San Juans.  Nick learned about the invasive tunicate, and two other species that are monitored by REEF surveyors in the Pacific Northwest, during a recent REEF training seminar taught by Janna Nichols.  Volunteer divers are serving an important role in the early detection and removal of invasive tunicates in the Pacific Northwest.
Friday, January 18, 2008
Skagit Valley Newspaper - goskagit.com

As part of a current REEF training project in the Pacific Northwest that is funded by The Russell Family Foundation, regional REEF instructor, Janna Nichols, has organized free training sessions around the region in order to enlist new divers into the Volunteer Survey Project.  The TRFF project also includes funding for periodic boat dives that are open to active REEF surveyors  in order to provide opportunities and incentive for existing REEF surveyors to stay involved and increase their surveyor skill level.


Thursday, October 25, 2007
Florida Keys Tourist Bureau

NORFOLK, Va. -- A decommissioned Air Force ship, that once tracked Mercury, Gemini and Apollo space launches off Florida, is being prepared in a Virginia shipyard to become a new habitat for marine life and an attraction for recreational divers in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Read more.....