Ana Zangroniz, a volunteer with Biscayne National Park will be giving a "Lionfish Education Workshop" at 12:30pm on June 25th, 2017 at Pompano Dive Center. This will get you up to speed for our PM dives that same day, departing at 3:00pm. ( They are more active at or near dusk )
The workshop will be about 1.5 hours long. This workshop is FREE.
That afternoon, we will put that knowledge to work to eradicate some Lionfish! The boat will depart at 3:00pm, and come back around 5:30p, full of Lionfish!
Cost for the 2 tank charter, will be our normal charter fee of $65.00. You can participate in either, or both events! We will be visiting the 3rd Reef for Lionfish Removal. We will supply a few Zookeepers on board, but you will be responsible for bring spears, gloves, snips, etc.
Please call 954-788-0208 to book a spot for the dive and/or seminar, signing up for the event here does not guarantee you a spot on the boat. Please remember to call !
The Workshop will include information on:
-History and status of LF invasion in the Atlantic.
-Lionfish biology and ecology
-Impacts of invasion for ecosystem, and humans.
With emphasis on:
-Safe diving practices.
-Safe collection, handling, removal of spines.
We will also be dissecting a lion fish at the Seminar, and each we time we are surprised by what we see in the stomach. They eat ANYTHING ! The last one we dissected had 7 fish inside !
The Lionfish Rescue and Education Foundation (lionfishrescue.org) will also be in attendance to answer additional questions, and to let you know how you can have a positive impact on our local Ocean!
Please visit http://reefrangers.com for more information about the over 12,000 Lionfish caught, and reported to Reef Rangers.