Anna Krowczynska
Anna Krowczynska
1953 - 2014
Longtime board member and aquarium volunteer... She will be missed

Upcoming Meetings

Speaker schedule is subject to change without notice

Wednesday, Sept. 17th, 2014, 6:30 pm.
Mark Smith - Sharks in Danger

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Mark Smith

Sharks! Few animals have been as vilified or feared. For most people the very word churns the stomach and stirs the mind. But for a growing few, sharks epitomize the wonder and majesty of the natural world. Join Mark Smith on a tour through the history, myth and reality of the shark.

Mark is currently the vice president of Animal Care at the New England Aquarium. He began his career overseeing the biological, technical and operational aspects of the construction and start-up of L’Aquarium de Barcelona. As the institution’s director, his responsibilities included exhibit design, water treatment,animal husbandry protocols and education and research programs. A few years later, Mark reprised his role as director at the Oceanario de Lisboa. Most recently he was the executive director at the Ocean Explorium in New Bedford.

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

The 13th Annual GAFC Recap


We had a great turnout this year - we had 92 partipants including 13 also volunteering at the event. There was a total of 85 surveys turned from 14 dive sites. In total, divers counted 67 species of fish and invertebrates!

View the photos from the event!

We would like to thank all the volunteers and sponsors that helped make this a great event! All together the sponsors below donated 62 prizes, totaling $6,566!

Upcoming Dives

We are scheduling some great diving for the next few months, Contact the coordinator with any questions or to sign up.

Cashes Ledge

Cashes Ledge, located about 80 miles east of Cape Ann, Massachusetts, is a unique underwater mountain range which provides refuge for a vibrant, diverse world of ocean wildlife. If not protected soon, it will face devastating threats.

Cashes Ledge is important not only to marine life but also to scientists hoping to learn about the health and function of New England’s oceans – many scientists believe that Cashes Ledge represents the best remaining example of an undisturbed Gulf of Maine ecosystem. As a result, scientists have used Cashes Ledge as an underwater laboratory for decades.

Modern commercial fishing technologies make Cashes Ledge extremely susceptible to damage from bottom trawling gear. A trawl could strip clear the kelp forest on Ammen Rock and completely alter the ecosystem that depends on it for decades or more. Some anemone populations could take up to 230 years to recover from a single drag of a bottom trawl.

Bottom trawling and scallop dredging on Cashes Ledge has been banned for over a decade, but the New England Fishery Management Council recently voted to reverse even these temporary protections and open Cashes Ledge to trawling.

Cashes Ledge needs permanent protection. CLF is committed to securing permanent protection to ensure the long-term health of this important and vulnerable ecosystem. Please join us in working to protect this world class undersea treasure.

Click here to sign a petition to help protect Cashes Ledge.

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New England Diving Events calendar

  • Bay State Council of Divers Meeting (8/20/14)
    BSC Website
  • United Divers of Central Mass Meeting (8/21/14)
    Speaker: Jeff, Ryan and Don - The Bradley
    UDCM Website
  • Metrowest Dive Club Meeting(9/09/14)
    Mark Rousseau Massachusetts Artificial Reef Program
    MWDC Website

Advance Notice

  • Tropical Fish Rescue 2014 (09/20/14) - Rain Date 9/27/14
    See tropical fish without leaving New England! Every year juvenile fish ride the gulf stream north, and can be regularly seen in our waters. Many divers collect fish for their own aquariums, but it's a great chance to see some new fish. Plus we have a cookout between dives.
    More info
  • Bay State Council Treasure Hunt (09/28/4)
    Underwater Treasure Hunt competition is an enjoyable family event providing an opportunity to meet new dive buddies, compete in a friendly environment and win prizes while supporting the Bay State Council of Divers. Registration is at 9 a.m. and there is a $10 fee to particiapate in the Dive/Snorkle treasure hunt. It will be a great time for your whole family.

  • Harpoon Brewery Tour (Fall 2014) - Members only event
    Email for more info
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