REEF Fish & Friends is a free, monthly seminar series held on the second Tuesday of every month in the Interpretive Center on the REEF Campus in Key Largo, Florida. Each month features engaging ocean-themed presentations from guest speakers. Snorkelers, divers, and marine life enthusiasts are invited to join informal discussions and mingle with members of our friendly, ocean-minded community. REEF Fish & Friends is made possible by the generous support of our members. For information on how to get involved, email brittany@REEF.org.

Check the REEF Events Calendar for all the details of the next Fish & Friends event. If you want to be notified of South Florida REEF events such as Fish & Friends, sign up for the mailing list here.

 

Here is a listing of Fish & Friends speakers and topics through the years:

May 2019 - "Sea Level Rise, Climate Change, Coastal Hazards and Natural Solutions for the Florida Keys" by Chris Berg, The Nature Conservancy

April 2019 - "Diving Haiti's Northern Coast: Surprises Come in Small Sizes" by Ken Marks, Longtime REEF Surveyor

March 2019 - "Always Another Adventure" by Ned and Anna DeLoach, Marine Life Authors and REEF Board of Trustees

February 2019 - "Roseate Spoonbills in Florida Bay: Pink Canaries in a Coal Mine" by Dr. Jerry Lorenz, Audubon of Florida

January 2019 - "Fish Behavior: Weird, Wonderful, and Useful" by Dr. Caroly Shumway, REEF Executive Director

November 2018 - "Endangered Sawfish of the Florida Keys" by Tonya Wiley, Havenworth Coastal Conservation

October 2018 - "The Impact of Fisheries on Global Marine Mammal Populations" by Jeremy Kiszka, Florida International University

September 2018 - "Studying Shipwrecks through Citizen Science" by Sara Ayers-Rigsby, Florida Public Archaelology Network

August 2018 - "Spiegel Grove 15th Anniversary" by Carlos and Allison Estape, REEF Volunteers

July 2018 - "Protecting Biodiversity through Citizen Science for 25 Years" by Paul Humann, REEF Co-Founder, and Lad Akins, REEF Director of Special Projects

June 2018 - "Goal: Clean Seas Florida Keys - A Community Movement" by Marlies Tumolo, Program Coordinator, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary 

May 2018 - "The Turtles of the Keys" by Teresa Ryan, Education Manager, The Turtle Hospital

April 2018 - "In the wake of an environmental disaster - is there a silver lining?" by Dr. Martin Grosell, Professor, University of Miami RSMAS/MBE

March 2018 - "Sharks: Beyond the Myths" by Dr. Samuel Gruber, Founder of the Bimini Sharklab

February 2018 - "Love on the Reef - Amazing and Elaborate Marine Life Courting and Mating" by Lad Akins, REEF Director of Special Projects

January 2018 - "Caribbean Coral Restoration: How Much Can It Help?" by Dr. Margaret Miller, Research Director for SECORE International

November 2017 - "Search for the Salmon Shark – An Alaskan Adventure" by Andy Dehart, Vice President of Animal Husbandry at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science

October 2017 - "Marine Zoning Works for Me" by Caroline McLaughlin, Biscayne Program Manager at the National Parks Conservation Association