September 2007 Announcements

Wednesday, September 5th Eat-and-Greet

This month's eat and greet will be in Swamscott, and there will be a night dive afterward for those interested. Bring your gear, and Click here for more info

NEADC Photo Contest

We are looking for YOUR photos for the next NEADC brochure!

  • Photographs must not have been previously published No professional photographers please!
  • New England photos strongly encouraged
  • Photos should be emailed to newsletter@neadc.org
  • Maximum of 3 submissions per person
  • Submission Deadline: September 20 2007

-Winners will be chosen at the NEADC Tropical Fish Hunt September 30th, 2007

Shore Diving

2007 Shore dives are up on the website. Remember to contact the leader a few days before the trip to sign up.

There are new member dives on September 22, to the south shore on October 20th. The new member dives are a great chance to get out there. The water temp is around 65 and is still warming up! Here are some of the upcoming dives:

Date Site Contact
Thur Aug. 30, 2007 Full Moon Dive at Canoe Beach, Nahant Alicia Lenci,

Sun Sept. 2, 2007

Intro to kayak diving
Chandler Hovey park in Marblehead

Tom Bergendhal

Sat Sept. 8, 2007

Cape Ann Dive

Val & John Feehan

Sun Sept. 9, 2007

Cape Ann Dive

Anna Krowczynska

Sat Sept. 15, 2007

Cape Ann Dive

Dan Sprague

Sat Sept. 15, 2007

Assabet River clean-up

Allan Budreau

Sun Sept. 16, 2007

Deer Island, Winthrop

Peter McCarthy

Sat Sept. 22, 2007

New members dive - South Shore

Rick Rosa

Thur Sept. 27, 2007 Full Moon Dive at Canoe Beach, Nahant Alicia Lenci,


Upcoming Events:
More events at NEADC Website

2007 Stranding Response Training Workshop Invitation

The New England Aquarium Rescue Department would like to invite you to our annual marine mammal and sea turtle stranding response training workshop.  The workshop is offered to both first-time responders and to experienced responders looking for a refresher.  We will discuss species identification, beach health assessments, live animal collection and transport, data collection from dead animals, and other topics. 

If you are a first time responder, who has never attended an Aquarium training workshop, we ask that you arrive at 8:15am for an introduction to stranding response.  The full workshop (for both first time and experienced responders) begins at 9:30am. 

In order to stay on the active field volunteer list, we ask that field responders attend at least one training workshop every three years.  The material from year to year is similar, but we believe that refreshers are very valuable. 

Date: Sunday, September 9th, 2007
Time: 8:15 – 9:15 AM First time responders
9:30 – 12:30 PM Everyone  
Location: Harborside Learning Lab in the Ocean Centerat the New England Aquarium
R.S.V.P: Please RSVP to ksardi@neaq.org by September 1, 2007
What to wear: Comfortable clothing- a section of the training may take place in our necropsy room.

Our field volunteers are an invaluable part of our team and we sincerely appreciate your attendance to the training workshop and your hard work throughout the year.

Bay State Council of Divers Meeting
September 12th At the corner of Quarry St. and Joyce Rd in Quincy, MA in Quincy

NEADC Tropical Fish Hunt and family BBQ
September 30th at Ft Whetherill, RI.

Free Food and drinks! A great family event - especially for the kids. we will be seining and diving for tropicals.

At 1:00 PM, Jonathan Bird will present the Incredible Galapagos.

Come Meet Ethan Gordon, Editor of Fathoms Magazine.

Tome Bergendahl will have kayaks available to use and offer "intro to Jayaking or kayak diving"

There will be diving, volleyball, music and raffles. All are welcome. Join us for a fun filled day!
More info