Anna Krowczynska
Anna Krowczynska

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

Upcoming Meetings
Speaker schedule subject to change without notice

Wednesday, Jan. 21th, 2015, 6:30 pm.
Amy Fleischer: The Solomon Islands
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Join us for a brand-new adventure: finding mating pairs of the pelagic ocean triggerfish in the South Pacific. Along the way, the research crew encountered much more. From sharks and dolphins to manta rays and many other amazing creatures, the Solomon Islands reveal a fascinating world under the water. See photographs and videos, and hear stories of their adventures in this remote area. Learn how Amy’s mentor, Dr. Eugenie Clark, also known as the Shark Lady, continues to make impacts in marine conservation and research and on the next generation of scientists and explorers.

Amy Fleischer is the former Education Director at Mass Audubon's Wellfleet Wildlife Sanctuary

Wednesday, Feb. 18th, 2015, 6:30 pm.
Coral Reef Research
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Wednesday, March 18th, 2015, 6:30 pm.
Behind the scenes tour of the Aquarium
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Wednesday, April 15th, 2015, 6:30 pm.
The Manta Trust
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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

New Year's Dive


We rang in New Years with the North Shore Frogmen, Metrowest Dive club and others - underwater. See more pictures on our Facebook page
Scholarships

Every year dive organizations offer scholarships and internships to high school students interested in diving or marine sciences. Application deadlines are fast approaching, visit each link for elegibility and more information:


NEADC Elections

Congratulations to the new officers for 2015! The Positions for the new year are as follows:

  • President - Rick Rosa
  • Vice-President - Uma Mirani
  • Secretary - Tiffany Fowlie
  • Business Manager - Julia Chikowski
  • Program Director - Joy Marzolf
  • Membership Coordinator - Bob Munson
  • Environmental Coordinator - Maura Keane
  • Shore Dive Coordinator - Dan Sprague
  • Boat Dive Coordinator - Mike MacDonald
  • Webmaster - Steve Whitford

Cashes Ledge

The New England Fisheries Management Council has announced the public hearing dates and locations for the Draft Omnibus Habitat Amendment 2 and the Draft Environmental Impact Statement. Click here for the full schedule and details on the Habitat Amendment. We strongly recommend that the community attends the meeting and voices their opinion

The upcoming local events are:

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.

More information


New England Diving Events calendar

  • North Shore Frogmen Club Meeting (01/28)
    Speaker: Dr. Lindley Hanson - "Rock, Gravel, Sand - The Geology of Our Local Beaches"
    NSF Website

  • Bay State Council of Divers Meeting (01/28)
    Monthly meeting
    BSC Website

  • North Shore Frogmen Club Meeting (02/05)
    Speaker: Susan Copelas will present on Key Largo/Cuba
    NSF Website

  • MetroWest Dive Club Meeting (02/10)
    Eric Rosenkrantz and Alex Dulavitz CCR and SCR night
    MWDC Website

  • Northeastern Marine Science Center Event (02/10)
    Marine Science Lecture: Public Lecture – Organic Pollutants in the Ocean: How do they End Up on our Dinner Plates?
    MSC Website

  • NEADC General Meeting (02/18)
    Featuring a presentation on Coral Reef Research
    NEADC Website


  • North Shore Frogmen Club Meeting (02/19)
    Speaker: Richard Simon of Manta Industries will be giving a presentation on side mount diving and some Q/A's on rebreathers
    NSF Website

  • United Divers of Central Mass Meeting (02/19)
    Monthly meeting, featuring a presentation on the Caymans
    UDCM Website

  • Boston Scuba Show (02/28)
    Tickets at $15, features presentations by: Barry Clifford, Martin Klein, Diver Ed Monat, Alex Shure, Deb Greenhalgh and Steve Lubas, Cecile Christensen and Fred Calhoun
    Boston Scuba Show Website

  • Boston Sea Rovers Annual Clinic (03/07-03/08)
    The Clinic consists of a world renowned film festival where international underwater film makers present and premier their most recent works, over forty daytime seminars covering a wide variety of topics, workshops focused on hands-on training, and an exhibit hall filled with equipment, travel destinations, dive clubs, and more.
    Boston Sea Rovers Website

  • MetroWest Dive Club Meeting (03/10)
    Speaker: Michael Lodise from Backscatter will present "Getting started with underwater video "
    MWDC Website

  • Northeastern Marine Science Center Event (03/10)
    Marine Science Lecture: Public Lecture – Impact of Ocean Acidification on Marine Shell-Builders
    MSC Website

  • NEADC General Meeting (03/18)
    Special Members only Event - Behind the scenes tour of the Aquarium
    NEADC Website

  • MetroWest Dive Club Meeting (04/14)
    Speaker: Andy Martinez will give a presentation on "Photographing the Philippines"
    MWDC Website
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