Club Events

Dry Dive (04/18/2020)

GAFC (07/25/2020)

Tropical Fish Rescue (09/12/2020)

If anyone has any diving news or activities from across New England, email webmaster@ neadc.org so I can include it on the site!

Upcoming Meetings
Speaker schedule subject to change without notice

There will be no General Meeting in March

April 15, 2020, 6:30 pm.
TBA - TBA
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May 20, 2020, 6:30 pm.
TBA
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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

2020 NEADC Newsletter

Every year, we email out PDF newsletters featuring articles about local diving, or anything of interest to the community. The Spring 2020 is now available, and features the following articles:

Spring 2020 Newsletter

  • Boston Sea Rovers 2020 Show
  • The 2020 Shore Diving Season
  • Diving Turneffe Atoll
  • Coral Planting in the Keys
  • Giant Ocean Tank - an Inside View
  • Critter Corner : Seals

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Current and past newsletters can all be downloaded from our Newsletter Page


Members Only Event - POSTPONED

The March 18, 2020 Behind the Scenes Tour has been postponed

The postponement was a difficult decision but due largely to Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker's request to refrain from hosting large gatherings due of the quickly spreading coronavirus.


Stellwagen Bank Sanctuary Management Plan Review begins with public scoping comment period

The release of the 2020 Stellwagen Bank Sanctuary Condition Report marks the beginning of the review and update of the sanctuary's management plan. Public scoping is the first phase in the revision process. The public can comment through April 10, 2020 on the scope of issues and programs to be considered within an updated plan.

A virtual meeting via an online webinar is being planned for later this month.

Individuals who wish to make comments should check the sanctuary's website or sign-up at stellwagen@noaa.gov for sanctuary notices, including information on upcoming online meetings. Additional avenues to submit comments, as announced earlier, still remain, along with a new email option. The public comment period ends April 10, 2020.

Comments can also be made:

Online:
Go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal, www.regulations.gov. Search for docket number NOAA-NOS-2020-0003.

Mail:
NOAA Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
175 Edward Foster Road
Scituate, MA 02066
Attn: Management Plan Revision

Email:
Individuals may email their comments to sbnmsmanagementplan@noaa.gov. Type "COMMENTS" in the subject line of the email.

You can learn more about sanctuary management and the management plan review process from the sanctuary website.

To view the Condition Report, visit https://stellwagen.noaa.gov/management/condition-report.html. To receive an electronic or printed copy of an illustrated version of the executive summary, email the sanctuary at stellwagen@noaa.gov and indicate which version you are interested in receiving. If asking for a printed copy, please supply your name and full mailing address.


Underwater in Salem Sound Lecture Series

"What is that Brown Scum on the Water: Plankton Research in Salem Harbor"
Wednesday, March 25, 7:00 - 8:30pm

Free and Open to the Public. Jointly sponsored by Salem Sound Coastwatch and the Abbot Public Library in Marblehead, MA.

Presenter: Dr. Brad Hubeny, Salem State University Geological Sciences and Barbara Warren, SSCW Executive Director

Every summer Salem Sound Coastwatch gets calls about the brown scum on the water. Calls come from all over Salem Sound - Marblehead, Salem, Beverly, and Danvers. Often people call to report sewerage leaks. They warn people not to swim in the water.

Dr. Brad Hubeny, Salem State University Geological Sciences, and Barbara Warren, SSCW Executive Director, have joined forces since 2010 to study the water quality in Salem Sound. From 2012 – 2014, they concentrated on Salem Harbor to understand what was making the water cloudy. Was it stormwater runoff from the land? Or the boat moorings stirring up the mud? From the isotope analysis, Brad's specialty, it was discovered that the harbor samples were in the range typical of marine algae, not freshwater. A peer-reviewed journal article documents these findings.

The study's result that phytoplankton blooms were increasing organic particulate matter in the water led to the current investigation. What kind of phytoplankton is it? What is causing the plankton blooms? Do we have a problem of nutrient loading? You will be the first to hear about this recent investigation when Brad and Barbara share the study and its findings Wednesday evening, March 25, at the Abbot Library.

Abbot Public Library, lower level meeting room
235 Pleasant Street, Marblehead, MA 01915
http://www.salemsound.org/index.html


New England Diving Events Calendar

Bay State Council of Divers Meeting (03/18)
BSC Website

Old Colony Amphibians Club Meeting (03/19)
OCA Website

Atlantic White Shark Conservancy Benefit Lecture (03/19)
White Sharks & Seals Lecture
AWSC Website

More Events...

Old Colony Anphibians Club Salty Brine Beach Cleanup (04/04)
OCA Website

South Shore Neptunes General Meeting (04/07)
SSN Website

MetroWest Diveclub Meeting (04/14)
Vincent Malkoski Hunting regulations for divers
MWDC Website

SECONN Divers General Meeting (04/14)
SECONN Divers website

SECONN Divers Swap Meet(04/18)
SECONN Divers website

Dry Dive (04/18)
Join the dive club for a tour of the best dive sites on Cape Ann. We will be driving all over Rockport, Gloucester, and the surrounding areas and point out the highlights of each site, and any tips we have for entrance/exit, or what to look out for.

Along the way, we will be collecting any trash or debris on the beach, and properly dispose of it. We will be doing a cleanup at each stop until we run out of space in the truck for trash.

For more information or to sign up, email: environmental@neadc.org

SECONN Divers River Cleanup(04/25)
SECONN Divers website

Harvard Museum of Natural History Lecture (04/25)
Diving with a Purpose: A Fifteen-Year Odyssey
Diving with a Purpose is an organization dedicated to the documentation and protection of African slave trade shipwrecks and the maritime history and culture of African Americans. Jay Haigler and Albert Jose Jones will share a documentary on the organization’s work and recent discoveries. They will discuss the importance of submerged heritage resources in advancing the fields of maritime archaeology and ocean conservation and the need for a better understanding of the transatlantic slave trade and its global, cultural, and social-economic impact on society.
HMNH Website

Underwater in Salem Sound Lecture Series (04/29)
"Right Whale in Crisis and the Importance of Massachusetts Waters"
Salem Sound Coastwatch Website

MetroWest Diveclub Meeting (05/12)
Speaker: Ryan King - Story of the Eagle 56
MWDC Website

SECONN Divers General Meeting (05/12)
SECONN Divers website

MetroWest Diveclub Meeting (06/09)
Speaker: Mark Potter - Diving the Maldives
MWDC Website


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