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"Promoting Excellence In Underwater Photography"

MONTHLY MEETINGS:

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month. For 2024, we are alternating between in-person and Zoom formats.

CLICK HERE FOR 2024 MEETING SCHEDULE

NEXT MEETING:

Tuesday, July 9th, 2024

VIRTUAL MEETING VIA ZOOM

There is NO in-person meeting this month

REMOTE ZOOM MEETING:


Sign in at 6:45, Meeting starts at 7:00 pm sharp!
Click on the button below to join the meeting. Make sure you have downloaded the Zoom app, and are logged into your Zoom account. If you are asked, the Meeting ID is 94559407242 and Passcode is 359571.
CLICK HERE FOR AN INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE ZOOM MEETING

PROGRAM:

KATHERINE LU

DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED

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MONTHLY CONTESTS:

Our 2024 contest prizes are phenomenal this year! Win a trip to Roatan or the Bahamas, donated by CoCo View and All Star Liveaboards.

SEE 2024 CONTEST PRIZE DETAILS SUBMIT YOUR CONTEST ENTRIES HERE

June Masters Winners - Struggling Corals

1st Place – Grace Pempek
2nd Place – Brent Washburn
3rd Place – Nina Cooper
4th Place – Tom Poff
5th Place – Gabriel Jensen

SEE THE WINNERS

June Challengers Winners - Underwater Models

1st Place – Tom Halleran
2nd Place – Johnny Matthews
3rd Place – Johnny Matthews
4th Place – Remuna Beca
5th Place – Zach Whalen

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June Video Winners

1st Place – Karen Doby
2nd Place – Dewalt Kotze
3rd Place – Dewalt Kotze

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Blackwater Photo Contest Winners

1st Place – Tom Halleran
2nd Place – Gabriel Jensen
3rd Place – Gabriel Jensen

SEE THE WINNERS

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS:

GARY ROSE
has an article entitled “Invertebrates and Chordates” in the “Transparent & Translucent Contributors’ Picks” section of issue #126 of X-Ray Mag (June 2024).

GABE JENSEN
has an article in the latest Dive Photo Guide’s Dome Report, entitled “Full Frontal: Non-invasive Techniques to Get Your Subject to Look at the Camera.”

RICHARD COLLINS AND LINDA IANNIELLO
were featured in an article in the Miami Herald, about Rich’s work surveying Hydromedusae in our area and a newly-described species, Zancleopsis grandis. Included are images from both Rich and Linda.

RICHARD COLLINS AND ANDREA WHITAKER
are featured in an article in the May 3 edition of the Miami Herald, “Glowing sea creature with 15 tentacles found off Florida coast. It’s a new species.” The new species is the Hydromedusa Melicertum tropicalis featured in Andrea’s images

SUZAN MELDONIAN
was published in National Geographic, China, in Sept 2023 with a flying Mobula ray in “Winged Marine Life.” She was also published in the April 2024 issue of Alert Diver, “Speak of the Spiny Devilfish” p.52-53.

RICHARD COLLINS
is a co-author of an article titled “Additional observations on hydromedusae during night dives in the Gulf Stream” which was published in the Swiss Journal of Zoology and online in BioOne. Between this and a previous study, SFUPS members have helped identify and describe a total of eight new species. Photographing and sampling was mainly done by Rich, with SFUPS members Andrea Whitaker, Deb Devers and Linda Ianniello contributing specimens and images for this massive work.

KAREN EDWARDS
tied for second place in the Art House Flicks category of the 2024 Houston Underwater Film Festival with her short video, “Aquapella.”

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