REEF Fishinars

Some call them webinars. We call 'em Fishinars!

Fishie fun in the comfort of your own home. Fishinars are open to divers, snorkelers, and devout landlubbers alike. Anyone wanting to know more about ocean life is welcome to join in. Great for first-time REEF surveyors, or those wanting a review. These short, free webinars will teach you the finer points of identifying fish and invertebrates underwater. In addition to marine life identification sessions for all of REEF's project areas, we also feature guest speakers who present a variety of ocean topics. 

A Few Important Points

  • Although the courses are free, you must register for each session you'd like to attend. Click on the REGISTER link, given in the descriptions below.
  • Fishinars are open and free to all REEF members. If you aren't yet a member, join today. It's free (and required for Fishinar registration).
  • Once you register for the webinar, you will receive a confirmation email with details on how to log on.
  • Please log on at least 5-10 min prior to your session start time if possible.
  • You don't need a microphone or a webcam to be able to participate.
  • iPad, iPhone and Android device users - there is a free Citrix Online GoToMeeting app that will allow you to view our Fishinars, but the interface does not support full participation (you won't be able to raise your hand, type in questions or answers, etc.)
  • Test to see if your computer/device meets the minimum system requirements by clicking here.
  • We use common names, not scientific names, and focus on how to ID each critter.

Fishinar Cheat Sheets
(this is where you'll find the lists of fish taught in each session,
and can download and print them out. Great study aid!)

Fishinar Archive Listing
Access the huge list of past fishinars that have been recorded and are available for viewing.
(REEF membership required)

Upcoming Fishinars

Tropical Pacific Triggerfish and Filefish

Join Amy Lee, REEF Trips Program and Communication Manager, as she covers some of the most common Triggerfish and Filefish throughout the CIP region. 

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018, 8pm Eastern time (your time zone may vary)
Instructor: Amy Lee
GoToWebinar ID: 592-822-803
Register here

Tropical Pacific Wrasse Part 1

Join Amy Lee, REEF Trips Program and Communication Manager, as she covers some of the most common wrasse throughout the CIP region. 

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018, 8pm Eastern time (your time zone may vary)
Instructor: Amy Lee
GoToWebinar ID: 971-019-179
Register here

Tropical Pacific Parrotfish

Join REEF's Director of Science, Christy Semmens, as she covers some common parrotfish found in the Tropical Pacific! 

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018, 8pm Eastern time (your time zone may vary)
Instructor: Christy Semmens
GoToWebinar ID: 209-212-155
Register here

Unique Fish of Thailand

Join REEF's Director of Science, Christy Semmens, as she covers some of the unique fish that you will see while diving in Thailand. 

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018, 8pm Eastern time (your time zone may vary)
Instructor: Christy Semmens
GoToWebinar ID: 169-612-091
Register here

Artificial Reefs and Rigs in the Northern Gulf of Mexico

Join Carol Cox in this informative webinar about the fish that you will see while diving in the Northern Gulf of Mexico, including changes that have taken place since the lionfish invasion and a new invasive species that has taken over the region. Tune in to find out more!  

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018, 8pm Eastern time (your time zone may vary)
Instructor: Carol Cox
GoToWebinar ID: 592-737-595
Register here

Tropical Pacific Wrasse Part 2

Join Amy Lee, REEF Trips Program and Communication Manager, as she covers some of the most common wrasse throughout the CIP region - Part 2! 

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018, 8pm Eastern time (your time zone may vary)
Instructor: Amy Lee
GoToWebinar ID: 306-006-875
Register here

Diving in the Florida Keys

Join Carlos and Allison Estape as they take you through diving in the Florida Keys, the fish you might see, and how to get the most out of your dives! 

Thursday, May 10th, 2018, 8pm Eastern time (your time zone may vary)
Instructor: Carlos and Allison Estape
GoToWebinar ID: 604-735-339
Register here

Dwarf and Pygmy Gobies of Fiji

Get out your magnifying glasses and join REEF's Director of Science, Christy Semmens as she covers some of the Dwarf and Pygmy Gobies that you will see (with good eyes!) while diving in Fiji!  

Monday, May 21st, 2018, 8pm Eastern time (your time zone may vary)
Instructor: Christy Semmens
GoToWebinar ID: 407-286-163
Register here

World Oceans Day

Join Ellie Place, REEF's Conservation Coordinator and celebrate World Oeans Day by learning about some spectacular creatures in the sea and some exciting conservation sucess stories! 

Thursday, June 7th, 2018, 8pm Eastern time (your time zone may vary)
Instructor: Ellie Place
GoToWebinar ID: 285-670-699
Register here

Unique Fish Finds in Brazil

Join REEF's Director of Science, Christy Semmens, as she teaches some tips and tricks to find and ID some unique fishes in Brazil. 

Thursday, July 12th, 2018, 8pm Eastern time (your time zone may vary)
Instructor: Christy Semmens
GoToWebinar ID: 226-946-211
Register here

The Shallow End - Fish you can find in ten feet or less

Join REEF's Conservation Coordinator, Ellie Place and REEF's Education Program Manager, Ellie Splain, as they let you know about some uncommon, elusive fish in the Tropical Western Atlantic that you can find combing the shore line in different locations - in ten feet or less! 

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018, 8pm Eastern time (your time zone may vary)
Instructor: Ellie Place and Ellie Splain
GoToWebinar ID: 442-988-195
Register here

South Atlantic States - Top 25 Round Out! 

Join FrankKrasovec as he rounds out the top 25 fish that you will see in the South Atlantic States - a follow up Fishinar to the original "Common Fish of the South Atlantic States: available to veiw online at www.REEF.org/fishinararchives.  

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018, 8pm Eastern time (your time zone may vary)
Instructor: Frank Krasovec
GoToWebinar ID: 861-555-131
Register here

Common Fishes of Edmonds Underwater Park

Join Janna Nichols, REEF's Citizen Science Program Manager and learn how to ID some common fish and inverts that you might find while diving at Edmonds Underwater Park in Edmonds, Washington!  

Thursday, October 11th, 2018, 8pm Eastern time (your time zone may vary)
Instructor: Janna Nichols
GoToWebinar ID: 808-343-027
Register here

The Nursery - Seagrass and Mangroves of the Tropical Western Atlantic

Join Ellie Splain, REEF's Education Program Manager, as she goes over some of the species (and lots of juveniles) that you will find diving and snorkeling in the seagrass and mangroves in the Tropical Western Atlantic. 

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018, 8pm Eastern time (your time zone may vary)
Instructor: Ellie Splain
GoToWebinar ID: 682-655-331
Register here

Fishes in Costume: Tropical Pacific Mimics

Just in time for Halloween, this Fishinar will cover some of the sneaky fish who like to disguise themselves as other species, with a focus on fishes found in the Tropical Pacific. 

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018, 8pm Eastern time (your time zone may vary)
Instructor: Amy Lee
GoToWebinar ID: 324-492-403
Register here

 

More Coming soon! - Our 2018 schedule is being finalized

 

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