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Aquatic Species Collection Workshop in Cedar Key at the FWC Senator George G. Kirkpatrick  Marine Laboratory on October 3, 2015.  Cost of workshop is $25 with a complimentary membership to FMSEA.

Sign up via this link: https://www.regonline.com/ascw-cedarkey-151003

PLEASE NOTE!!!! After completion of the workshop, an optional trawl and field trip to Seahorse Key Marine Lab on the R/V Discovery will be available at a cost of $15-$20, depending on the number of interested participants. IF INTERESTED IN THE FIELD TRIP, CONTACT MARIA SGAMBATI AT msgambati@ufl.edu. Maria needs an accurate head count to make sure she covers the costs of the vessel and captain.

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Seahorse Key Lighthouse

Ahoy, FMSEA North Members and members from other regions!  Maria Sgambati of the University of Florida’s Seahorse Key Marine Laboratory has an important announcement below:

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The University of Florida’s Seahorse Key Marine Laboratory will be holding Open Houses Saturday October 18 and Sunday October 19 from 9am-3pm. This open house corresponds with Cedar Key’s annual Seafood Festival, which often draws thousands of visitors to town. Our open houses are conducted with our partners, the US Fish and Wildlife Service to help raise awareness about the conservation, research and education missions of our organizations. But the big draw for the open house is the rare opportunity to visit the Cedar Keys Light Station.

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Volunteers are needed for touch tanks, seine netting and tide pool stations on the south beach, and drink and t-shirt sales.

There is also the opportunity to spend either Friday night or Saturday night or both nights in the historic lighthouse.

The U.F. boat schedule is as follows:

Friday October 17th – 11am – trawl with Kenny and Maria and arrive at Seahorse Key around 2pm. Set up touch tanks. 

Saturday October 18th – depart Cedar Key 8am, return Cedar Key 4pm

Sunday October 19th – depart Cedar Key 8am, return Cedar Key 4pm

Please let me know if you are interested and specifics of when you can come. Preference is for all day volunteers to ease boat transportation but other limited boat transportation is available if you can only come for part of the day.

Maria Sgambati, M.D.Education and Outreach Program Manager

202.486.6491 (mobile)

msgambati@ufl.edu

Seahorse Key Marine Laboratory

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Join us on September 13th, 2014 from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM at 12646 W Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL for a multi-regional outing.
We will be snorkeling in the gin-clear waters of the Gulf through outstanding seagrass meadows, sponge beds, and hardbottom areas. Lunch will be provided. Please bring the following items: bathing suit, towel, sunscreen, hat, reusable water bottle, mask, fin, snorkel (*Snorkel vests will be provided). Sign up today, there are 25 spots!
Check out the Marine Science Station at www.citrus.k12.fl.us/mss
Questions? Email Ernie Olsen at OlsenE@citrus.k12.fl.us
To RSVP use the following link and fill out the Google form here.
We hope to see you there!
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