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Upcoming Meetings

July 18, 2018, 6:30 pm.
Jana Nicols - REEF and the Great Annual Fish Count
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Jana Nichols

Janna is REEF's Citizen Science Program Manager, working extensively with the Volunteer Fish Survey Project throughout the world. She coordinates REEF's social media and was also the creator of the popular REEF Fishinar (online webinar) program. Although Jannaofficially joined REEF staff in 2010, she has been conducting surveys, teaching fish ID classes and giving REEF presentations as a volunteer since 2000, and is based in the Pacific Northwest.

Being passionate about underwater photography and marine life identification, many of her photos appear in west coast marine life ID guides, publications, and online resources. Her efforts were integral to the design and photography on REEF's many laminated fish identification cards. She has personally completed over 1,200 REEF surveys and is an expert level REEF surveyor in the Pacific Coast, Hawaii and Tropical Western Atlantic regions. She leads REEF's Pacific Coast Advanced Assessment Team (AAT).

She has been a PADI scuba instructor, an AAUS scientific diver and Dive Safety Officer. In 2003, she received REEF's Volunteer of the Year award, in 2013 she received Dive News Network's Diver of the Year Award, and in 2015 she received the Golden Hamlet award (1000 surveys) from REEF.

August 15, 2018, 6:30 pm.
Danielle Cholewiak - Trying to get by in a noisy world: the challenges facing marine animals in an era of ever-increasing sound pollution
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Human-produced noise is on the rise, including in our deepest waters and most pristine habitats. Many marine species rely on sound in their everyday lives, for everything from finding food, to finding mates, to finding the right place to live. How does noise in the ocean affect marine animals, and what can we do about it?  Learn how scientists use passive acoustic technology to listen in on the ocean and what these recordings can tell us about our marine environment - including right here in Massachusetts Bay.

Danielle has a BSc in both Biology and Resource Ecology and Management from the University of Michigan, and a PhD from Cornell University's Department of Neurobiology and Behavior and the Bioacoustics Research Program at the Laboratory of Ornithology. She worked as a postdoctoral scientist at Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and is now a senior bioacoustician in NOAA's NEFSC Passive Acoustic Research Group working on towed array data collected from our vessel based stock assessment surveys as well as baleen whale acoustics and ocean noise research.

September 19th, 6:30 pm.
Special Event - Behind the Scenes Tour of the Aquarium
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The March September meeting will be the a special behind the scenes tour of the aquarium! This is a members only event, and space is liminted.

NOTE: There will not be a public meeting this month - you must pre-register

Each year we are lucky to have a unique experience as the Aquarium opens to just us! Join us for tours of some of the galleries, learn about some of the new exhibits and see parts of the aquarium that the public does not have access to!

Due to limited space, this event does require pre-registration.

Please RSVP by visiting if you will be attending.

October 17, 2018, 6:30 pm.
Great White Shark Conservancy -
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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

Every month a lucky dive club member gets to dive in the NEAq's Giant Ocean Tank.

Social Hour Before the General Meeting

Join us at a local restraunt before the next General Meeting. Anytime after 5:30 and there should be a few members hanging around. Stop by for drinks, appetizers, dinner, or just to say hi.

We will pick the location a day or two before the meeting, and post it on Facebook, and on the website home page

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!

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Officer meeting

First Wednesday of every month
Location: Varies

Every month there is also a meeting where the officers discuss club issues. It is held at a different place each month, usually at a member's house, restaurant or other informal setting.

It is open to the membership, and is the perfect opportunity to bring up issues directly to the board. if you would like to attend, ask an officer and they'll let you know the location for that month.