(Dive Travel Business News - June 18, 2012) -- The Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) is now offering free online education. These "fishinars" are short webinars presented by experts that teach the finer points of identifying fish and invertebrates underwater.
The Fishinars are open to divers, snorkelers, and devout landlubbers alike. The online education is designed to be simple to understand and participate in. Common names, not scientific names, are used and the learning focuses on how to ID each critter. Participants don't need a microphone or a webcam. The webinars use online GoToMeeting technology that works with a standard computer with an internet connection.
The primary reason for the Fishinars is to help divers learn how to become citizen scientists and help monitor marine life on their recreational dives. Data gathered goes into REEF's online database to help students, researchers, scientists, etc.
(Dive Travel Business News - March 23, 2011) --- Dedicated to recognizing and honoring the contributions of women divers, the Women Divers Hall of Fame™ (WDHOF) is an international, non-profit, professional honor society whose member contributions span a wide variety of fields including: The Arts, Science, Medicine, Exploration & Technology, Marine Archeology, Business, Media, Training & Education, Safety, Commercial & Military Diving, Free Diving, and Underwater Sports.
The Women Divers hall of Fame recently announced the selection of ten new Members who will be inducted into the Hall at the Beneath The Sea Dive & Travel Expo Awards Banquet at the Sheraton Meadowlands Hotel in Secaucus, New Jersey on Saturday March 26, 2011 (). These outstanding professionals will constitute the WDHOF Class of 2011: read more »