Northeast Fish ID slates, wreck found 100 years later, Cero

Scuba Shack Weekly – Volume 2, Number 27

We have flipped the calendar to July. I hope you are enjoying the summer and have some great things planned for the second half of 2019.

Our latest Open Water class finished up over the weekend. Good job to all and for those doing a referral good luck and for those coming to Jamestown with us, we will see you later this month. Phil completed a Nitrox class on Saturday for three more divers. I will be conducting a private Open Water class this weekend and Joel is back with our Divemaster candidates this week.

I recently got an email from Ryan at SECONN. Turns out they have developed a Northeast Fish ID slate. All the pictures are from the officers or members of the club. We will have some of these at the shop soon and you can also order on the SECONN online store. We will certainly be using these when we conduct our next Northeast PADI Underwater Naturalist class on Oct. 6.

For our wreck diving enthusiasts, I came across an article on a shipwreck that was recently found in Australia of the Nyora – a tug that sank in 1917 and claimed 14 lives. You’ll find an online article describing the find with some video and photos right here. Interesting story.

When we were in Key Largo earlier this year, we conducted a couple of REEF fish surveys. One of the techniques that we used was to take a picture of specific fish that we couldn’t identify and review once back on board. I took this shot of this fish; a Cero. The Cero is in the mackerel family and is identified by the small yellow-fold body spots on either side. If you have an interest in the Tropical Western Atlantic fish, check out the Reef Fish Identification book.

Hope everyone has a great July 4 and celebrate our independence.

Thanks for tuning in,


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