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Spring, Summer and Fall Beneath the Blue Heron Bridge

Spring, Summer and Fall Beneath the Blue Heron Bridge

A three and a half hour drive south on I-95 from our home in Jacksonville, Florida takes us to the Blue Heron Bridge—what we consider the critter hunting site in the Western Hemisphere. The bridge spans the Intracoastal Waterway connecting the mainland with an endless strip of luxury condos lining Singer Island, located just south of West Palm Beach. The shallow sand and shell-rubble bottom spilling out from Phil Foster Park beneath the bridge, attracts … Read entire article »

Filed under: Blue Heron Bridge, Fish Spawning, Florida Diving

A new generation of coral and schools of fish greet us in the Florida Keys.

A new generation of coral and schools of fish greet us in the Florida Keys.

August 26, 2010 – Ned and I arrive in the Florida Keys for the REEF Key Largo Field Survey and Coral Conservation trip. Our first stop is a visit to Stephen Frink’s studio to present him with a press copy of Reef Creature Identification: Tropical Pacific. The book has kept us all extraordinarily busy all summer, not to mention the five years plus required to capture the 2000 images. It was so exciting to finally receive … Read entire article »

Filed under: Behavior, Coral Spawning, Florida Diving, Florida Keys

A visit with the Reef Environmental Education Foundation

A visit with the Reef Environmental Education Foundation

July/August 2009 – Florida July 31, Jacksonville, Florida Twenty years ago, Paul and Ned published the first edition of their Reef Fish Identification, Florida Caribbean Bahamas. Two decades later they still consider it a work in progress and spend a lot of time updating the images and information in their popular field guides. During the research for the first edition, they realized that there was not a lot of information in the published literature about … Read entire article »

Filed under: Florida Diving, Florida Keys, Jacksonville Diving, Reef Environmental Education Foundation