NEADC Whale Watch
Join the New England Aquarium Dive Club for a day seeking
The Whale Watch is Saturday, May 17, 2014 MEET at 9:30am. The Boat departs at 10:00 am, returns about 1:00pm
Tickets prices are $37.02 for Adults and $28.35 for Children (Ages 3-11) - Children must be at least 3 yrs. old, 30" tall and must be paid with reservation.
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.
Join us at the The Times Irish Pub prior to the General Meetings at 5:30-6:30pm for drinks, appetizers, dinner or to just say hi..
The Times is located at:
112 Broad Street
These get-togethers are meant to help answer questions and talk with new or less active members. We’ll tell you about the latest club news and hear about your interests in diving.
If you are an active member, please come out and help us greet people.
Hope to see you there!
The location is determined by the board earlier that day. Watch the website, Facebook or twitter for updates!
REEF ID Courses
We are gearing up for the Great Annual Fish Count early this year. There are several opportunities to learn New England Fish ID, and we are proud to bw announcing a new invertebrate section to the program!
In case you can't make any of those events, we now offer an online version of Bob Michelson's Fish ID course. Using the same material that Bob shows, this online slideshow tells you what to look characteristics to look for to identify each fish. It is available at http://www.neadc.org/fishid/
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Upcoming MeetingsGeneral 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
Speaker schedule is subject to change without notice
Wednesday, May 21th, 2014, 6:30 pm.
Wednesday, June 18th, 2014, 6:30 pm.
Wednesday, July 16th, 2014, 6:30 pm.
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
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