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NE Florida’s Newest Artificial Reef

The day began at 3AM for the crew of Anger Management, Salonen Marine’s tug. Leaving from Moody’s shipyard Jacksonville Florida, their destination was the NE Corner of a permitted area known as Floyd’s Folly. Floyd’s Folly sits about 20nm SE of Jacksonville’s jetties (The mouth of the St. Johns river) and 12 miles from the shore of Ponte Vedra. The tug is pushing a barge with approximately 800+ tons of concrete culverts, and pilings which will be used for NE Florida’s newest artificial reef. The new reef will join two others in the near vicinity placed in 2009 and 2011 respectively creating a triangle of artificial reefs, convenient in location to divers, fishermen and fisherwomen. We are calling the area of the three reefs, “The Triad.” The Action News 30 film crew, … Read entire article »

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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, FWC – Lionfish

[singlepic id=819 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=820 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=821 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=822 w=320 h=240 float=left] Above are pages from a recently published pamphlet by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, FWC. Stop by your local dive shop to pick up your copy. FWC References: Lionfish – Pterois volitans News Releases Lionfish (Pterois volitans, Pterois miles) Frequently Asked Questions Harvesting and Reporting Lionfish … Read entire article »

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Reef Environmental Education Foundation

We are approaching the end of our Summer Fundraising Campaign and we are very close to reaching our goal of raising $60,000 in 60 days. We greatly appreciate the support that so many of you have given. If you haven’t yet donated, we hope you will make a donation to help push us over the edge. Every donation received will be doubled because of generous support from the Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation, and your donation will make the difference in REEF reaching our fundraising goal! You can donate securely online at www.REEF.org/contribute, mail your donation to REEF at PO Box 246, Key Largo, FL 33037, or call us at 305-852-0030. Your donation is vital, as REEF relies on individual contributions to fund our marine conservation efforts. Our programs not only educate the public about the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Artificial Reefs, Conservation, Divetalking, Education, Featured, Lionfish, ocean, Open Water, Preservation, Promotions, Reefs, Reference, Volunteer

Artificial reef being built in Riviera Beach a real treasure for divers

By Hana Engroff Palm Beach Post Staff Writer RIVIERA BEACH — Divers and snorkelers will soon have another sanctuary where they can spot South Florida sea creatures – an artificial reef stretched across 2 acres near Phil Foster Park in Riviera Beach. The reef, mostly made of limestone boulders, will be in 6 to 12 feet of water in the no-boat area just south of the park’s beach under the Blue Heron Bridge. Sandwiched between the beach’s swimming and boating … Read entire article »

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Divetalking seeking Editors Worldwide

Have you ever thought about writing and editing? Are you looking for a position that will allow you to control what is posted on a renowned Internet site devoted to marine awareness and all things related to it? Divetalking is looking for talented individuals that can devote a few hours a day to post interesting articles on such subjects as diving, photography, travel, news, events and more. All that is needed are a love for the ocean and all things living in it, our environment, diving, photography, a skill for locating, capturing and editing news and events to post on Divetalking.com If you feel this is something you would be interested in experiencing and can devote a few hours a day to, then this could be the rewarding and educational experience you … Read entire article »

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Reef Environmental Education Foundation

With 2 weeks to go, we are two-thirds of the way toward reaching our goal of raising $60,000 in 60 days. Every dollar you donate will be doubled, and every donation makes a difference! Please help by donating through our secure website at www.REEF.org/contribute, mailing your donation to REEF at PO Box 246 – Key Largo, FL 33037, or calling us at 305-852-0030. Double your donation and ensure REEF’s marine conservation programs can continue. Every gift matters, regardless of the size! Thank you to each of you who donated so far to our summer matching campaign, and thanks to the generosity of the Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation for matching your contributions! With donations from our members, we can continue to support programs that foundation and government funding no longer cover. Staff salaries and … Read entire article »

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Speed Dating Fishy Style: How Fish Spawn and When You’re Likely to Catch Them in the Act

From REEF:  Mark your calendars — REEF co-founder and fish behavior expert, Ned DeLoach, will be presenting a Fishinar “Speed Dating Fishy Style: How Fish Spawn and When You’re Likely to Catch Them in the Act” next Wednesday, May 9th at 8PM EST. You don’t want to miss this free webinar. Ned will be showing amazing pictures of fish he has caught in the act of spawning and telling great stories of the many adventures he and Anna have had through the years! Register online here –http://www.reef.org/resources/webinars … Read entire article »

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Show your support by displaying Divetalkings official logo

Show your support by displaying Divetalkings official logo

Displaying the Official Divetalking Logo shows you are committed to marine life conservation, preservation and protection. Contact lars2923@divetalking.com to have your high resolution logo emailed to you. Display it at your website. Print it on letter head and attach it to emails to let others know you are affiliated with the organization acting as the worlds protagonist in ocean conservation, protection and awareness. Become an official representative today. … Read entire article »

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