Have you ever wondered what mysterious fish and creatures live in and around the  Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary?  What interesting behaviors and habits these fish and invertebrates display?  Where to find different species of fish and how to identify them?

The Monterey Bay Aquarium and the Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) are joining forces to present a free seminar on the marine life of Northern California.  With support provided by the Packard Foundation, the talk will focus on identification and survey techniques used by REEF volunteer divers to assess the status of local fish species and their distributions.  The seminar is part of a week-long REEF Field Survey project with the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary involving both local and visiting divers. 

The Tuesday evening seminar will be held at the Monterey Bay Aquarium auditorium from 6:30- 9:00pm on April 15th.  The seminar is open to all certified divers and other interested members of the public and is free of charge.  REEF fish survey materials will be made available at the conclusion of the seminar.

For more information on this event contact Gil Falcone at 831-4822.  For more information on the REEF Program, visit www.reef.org