Tropical Fish Rescue 2010

Fort Whetheril, RI

August 29th, 2010

 

Tropical Fish Rescue and BBQ was a very successful event, well attended and praised by participants. Decent variety of tropicals was caught (less individuals than in previous years, but more different species). All the fish caught was divided between Biomes, Reef Society of Connecticut and Ted Maney from Salem State College. All tropicals are in good hands will have a good chance to survive and grow.

We had another great tropical fish hunt this year. Special thanks to Tom Kemper for donating a shark tooth and use of the seining nets and assisting with the seining, Tom Bergendahl for use and instructions with his kayaks, Mike and Alicia for the tropical fish displays, Mark from Mass Diving and Paul from East Coast Divers for their generous donations, Mark at Biomes for his assistance www.biomes.com. We had great weather and collected spot fins, trunk/cow fish, southern puffers, blue spotted coronet fish, gray triggers, lots of pipe fish and file fish. The fish went to Salem State College, Reef members from Conn, and Biomes in RI. From the emails I received everyone had a lot of fun, really enjoyed the food, made some new friends and can't wait to come back next year.

I want to thank all that came we were able to have another successful fundraiser for the Cotting School www.Cottingschool.com

If any one has any comments or suggestions about our event or would like to join the tropical fish rescue committee please email Al at programs@neadc.org


Mike MacDonald & Jim Carozza getting ready to dive; Ft. Wetherill, Rhode Island. Beautiful sunny day but the u/w visibility was all of 5 feet in the best spots.
Photo by Tom Bergendahl

New England Aquarium Dive Club along with East Coast Divers club and lots of students doing open water check out dives.
Photo by Tom Bergendahl

Big Kahuna and shade ready for demos.
Photo by Tom Bergendahl

No waves....but visibility was as bad as it gets.
Photo by Tom Bergendahl

Mouth of cove is where I caught my two Spotfin Butterfly fish.
Photo by Tom Bergendahl

Display tank up in the picnic area
Photo by Tom Bergendahl

Coronet fish upper left, Trigger fish to the right & Butterflys in lower center.
Photo by Tom Bergendahl

Orange spec is a cowfish....yellow & black striped fish are the Spotfin Butterflys
Photo by Tom Bergendahl

Display tank holds Coronet fishes, Triggerfish, puffers, cowfish and Spotfin Butterflys
Photo by Tom Bergendahl

Long and tube like Coronet fish
Photo by Tom Bergendahl

Two Spotfin Butterflys in quarantine prior to going into the 55 gallon display tank.
Photo by Tom Bergendahl

Butterflys again.
Photo by Tom Bergendahl

Photo by Steve Whitford

Photo by Steve Whitford

Photo by Steve Whitford

Photo by Steve Whitford

Photo by Steve Whitford

Photo by Steve Whitford

Photo by Steve Whitford