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Upcoming Meetings
Speaker schedule subject to change without notice

August 15, 2018, 6:30 pm.

Annette Spaulding - Native American Carvings Disovered in Vermont River

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In October of 2017, in 14 feet of water and under 28 inches of sand, Annette found something that she had sought for more than 30 years. After focusing specifically on this search in 2013, and setting aside her other diving projects, Annette finally located Native American petroglyphs that are now recognized as one of the most significant archaeological sites in New England, and now known as “Indian Rock”.

Annette has immense passion for archaeology and history. The thirty plus years searching for missing people and criminal evidence recovery has led to countless major historic underwater discoveries. Some of her most recent successful searches: remains of an historic bridge built in 1812 in Putney Vermont, underwater discoveries of various structures and logging artifacts on the Connecticut River were featured in the PBS documentary “Dynamite, Whiskey and Wood”, co-leader of expeditions in locating and a successful recovery of a historic 1928 Fokker Standard Universal aircraft in Charron Lake Manitoba for the Western Canada aviation Museum which aired on National Geographic, documentary “View from Table Rock” depicting the 1800’s history of Bellows Falls Vermont.

Annette is an active member of the underwater search and rescue team based in southern Vermont and New Hampshire for the past thirty plus years. Along with participating with these teams she has developed numerous training programs to train others divers. She is a certified Underwater Criminal Investigator trained under Mike Berry, Virginia State Police and UCI. Mike has been recognized by the FBI, NCIS and numerous federal and local agencies both domestically and internationally. In addition to Mike, she has trained under Cpl. Robert G. Teather of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, a world renowned expert.

September 19th, 6:30 pm.
Special Event - Behind the Scenes Tour of the Aquarium
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October 17, 2018, 6:30 pm.
Atlantic White Shark Conservancy -
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General Meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month, at the New England Aquarium Conference Center (located on the first floor of the Harbor Garage). Click here for directions

At each general meeting there will be the monthly drawing for a chance to have a hands on aquarium experience.

For directions and more info about all our meetings, visit our Club Meetings Page

Tropical Fish Rescue

This year's Tropical Fish Rescue will be held September 15th 2018 in Rhode Island!

Tropical fish come up the gulf stream as eggs on broken seaweeds, hatch, and make their way into the warm eddies and nooks and crannies of the southern New England coast. When the water turns colder these small fish can't survive, so many divers rescue these fish for their own home aquariums. It's also a great chance to see kinds of fish that are not usually found in New England.

This event is fun for all ages! You can dive, snorkel, or use a seining net to try and see these tiny tropical fish.

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Tropical Fish in New England?

Click here to register so we can get a head-count

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Great Annual Fish Count

GAFC LogoWe had a great turnout for the 17th Great Annual Fish Count - 53 registered divers!

More info will be posted as the surveys get tallied by REEF; in the meantime, check out the club scrapbook or facebook page for photos from the envent!

What is the GAFC?

Single Use Plastic Straws

After the June meeting's special presentation on the film Straws, we are trying to raise awareness of the wastefullness of single-use plastic straws, and will provide a resource to find out more information and list those restraunts that have started to only give out the straws upon request.

More info will be posted soon on the environmental page, but in the meantime, check out these links for more information:

Spread the word, download and print 'Please Serve Straws Upon Request' Cards (10MB PDF) to leave with your bill at restaurants and bars and a 2-Sided Bi-Lingual Flyer (1MB PDF) to educate the masses in your community, school, public events, and travels!

Behind the Scenes Tour

The Behind the Scenes tour originally planned for March has been postponed to September, and will be held instead of the General Meeting that Month.

We ask that everyone who has previously signed up, please do so again for the new date.

The September general meeting will be the a special behind the scenes tour of the aquarium! This is a members only event, and space is liminted. NOTE: There will not be a public meeting this month

Each year we are lucky to have a unique experience as the Aquarium opens to just us! Join us for tours of some of the galleries, learn about some of the new exhibits and see parts of the aquarium that the public does not have access to!

Due to limited space, this event does require pre-registration.

Please RSVP by visiting http://www.neadc.org/BTS.php if you will be attending.

Exhibition at Harvard Museum of Natural History

Exhibition to Open June 30, 2018 at Harvard Museum of Natural History: Lily Simonson: Painting the Deep

Glowing under black lights, California artist Lily Simonson’s luminescent paintings embody a synergy between art and science that reveals new ways of seeing and understanding life forms in the deep ocean.

“Being in the deep sea feels like being inside of a painting,” says Simonson, who embedded as Artist-in-Residence on three different oceanographic expeditions in the past two years, descending in the three-person research submarine Alvin. “The light, creatures, and space are so sublime and uncanny.”

Lily Simonson: Painting the Deep presents six original mural-sized paintings that literally glow with luminescent pigments and together create an immersive visual experience in which light and color materialize out of a sea of darkness, giving form to a hidden alien universe. Through her extraordinary art, Simonson envelops us in this astonishing world, invites us to share in the excitement of exploration and discovery, and challenges our preconceptions of what it is to be alive.

Simonson’s work is inspired by explorations of deep-ocean life made in collaboration with Harvard University professor Peter Girguis. “Having Lily at sea, painting the creatures and the landscapes we study, is always an eye-opening experience,” says Girguis, head of the Girguis Laboratory in Harvard’s Department of Organismic & Evolutionary Biology. “Her art captures aspects and qualities that I don’t see in my photographs, or through my own eyes for that matter. It’s like seeing the deep sea—a world I’ve studied for over two decades—for the first time all over again."

Simonson’s art reflects a passion for the process of science, deep affection for the natural world, and dedication to seeking out and “bringing to light,” the beauty and mystery of places and life forms little known and rarely seen.

The exhibition opens on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, one of the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture, and will remain open through May 30, 2019. For more info, please visit their website

New England Diving Events calendar

South Shore Neptunes Meeting (08/07)
South Shore Neptunes Website

SEConn Divers General Meeting (08/14)
SECONN Divers Website

United Divers of Central Mass Meeting (08/16)
Guest Speaker: Frank Miller Dominican Republic
UDCM Website

South Shore Neptunes Meeting (08/21)
Guest Speaker: John Stellar - Diving ancient Shipwrecks of Greece
South Shore Neptunes Website

Tropical Fish Rescue (09/15)
Fish Rescue Page
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